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The Underreported Dark Side of the Iraqi Elections:

BoiFromTroy reports (thanks to Mickey Kaus for the pointer):

Voter Turnout falls 28% in Iraq; country more divided than ever

News out of Iraq should send chills of distress around the world. As voting ended, turnout was estimated at 72%. Although Andrew Sullivan may or may not consider that a success*, it reflects a 28% decline from voting in Iraq'[s] last election. Furthermore, the unity that marked Iraq's 2002 election has been dissolved by the Bush Administration's divisive policies. The consensus which marked the last election has fallen apart to the point that one party may not even gain a majority. . . .

What a disaster! Why isn't the media pointing this out? (Note that the turnout is now being estimated at a more USA-like 60%, rather than at 72%, or at a Worker's-Paradise-USSR-like 100%, but this is beside the point for purposes of this item . . . .)

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Yup, He Figured Me Out:

Monday, I posted this:

The Underreported Dark Side of the Iraqi Elections: BoiFromTroy reports (thanks to Mickey Kaus for the pointer):

Voter Turnout falls 28% in Iraq; country more divided than ever

News out of Iraq should send chills of distress around the world. As voting ended, turnout was estimated at 72%. Although Andrew Sullivan may or may not consider that a success*, it reflects a 28% decline from voting in Iraq'[s] last election. Furthermore, the unity that marked Iraq's 2002 election has been dissolved by the Bush Administration's divisive policies. The consensus which marked the last election has fallen apart to the point that one party may not even gain a majority. . . .

What a disaster! Why isn't the media pointing this out? (Note that the turnout is now being estimated at a more USA-like 60%, rather than at 72%, or at a Worker's-Paradise-USSR-like 100%, but this is beside the point for purposes of this item . . . .)

Yesterday, I got this response from a reader:

Let me guess? Your a bleedy hear Democrap. I am sure the last election in Iraq had a higher turn out because if thet did not vote they were tortured, murdered or put in jail maybe we should try that here in America? Your a JUTZ! GET A LIFE YOU STINKING LIBERAL!

Wow, he really has me dead to rights there. (My apologies if I somehow missed some very deep joke of his.)

UPDATE: To his credit, the reader just e-mailed me a very nice apology.