Skip to comments.Security tight as Iraq prepares to vote
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.
Iraqis are getting ready to vote again, one that will put the Iraqi democracy to the litmus test.
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?