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Security tight as Iraq prepares to vote
Australian Broadcasting Corporation ^ | March 7, 2010 | Ben Knight

Posted on 03/06/2010 3:04:55 PM PST by myknowledge

Curfews are in place across Iraq ahead of today's national parliamentary elections.

In Baghdad, the streets are closed to all but official vehicles, and will stay that way until tomorrow.

There was a one bomb attack yesterday, in the city of Najaf.

A car bomb exploded near the country's holiest Shiite shrine, killing four people and wounding more than 50.

Past elections have passed smoothly, but security forces are taking no chances.

This is the second national election since the overthrow of Saddam Hussein - one that Al Qaeda has threatened to stop using military means.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: election; iraq; parliament; security

Iraqis are getting ready to vote again, one that will put the Iraqi democracy to the litmus test.

1 posted on 03/06/2010 3:04:55 PM PST by myknowledge
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To: myknowledge
If we had such prudent concern for fairness in voting here, Al Franken would still be wearing a diaper.
2 posted on 03/06/2010 3:07:00 PM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: EGPWS

What a joke. The Afghanistan election was a total farce when we paid off millions of your tax dollars so that corrupt Karzi would not have to face a runoff but the Iraq election is worse!!! Here they excluded 469 Sunni candidates so they could consolidate Shiite rule!! This is atrocious!! This election is no good.!! Is this what we fought and died for?


3 posted on 03/06/2010 5:54:46 PM PST by rogertarp
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