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Originally posted by dgtempe
Ungrateful? Why? You can only be grateful if you ask for something and its given to you- Those people didnt ask to be freed (if you can call it that)
whats your point?
Originally posted by djohnsto77Zarqawi seems to be getting desperate after losing his Fallujah stronghold. The latest bombings have been lethal to Iraqi police and civilians but, with the exception of the December suicide attack in Mosul, have left coalition forces relatively unscathed. The success or failure of the January 30th elections will be the major indicator of what happens going forward in Iraq.
Fair enough. My thinking is that there are many reasons why Iraqis would want to show up at the polls:
Originally posted by djohnsto77
My thinking is that if the elections are successful with a high turnout that will show that Iraqi citizens are dedicated to building a new democratic government. With their own elected officials in power writing a new constitution I feel the citizens will feel invested in the process and fight harder against the terrorist rebels, exposing them and giving them no safe harbor.
I presume this thinking is that it is necessary to avoid elections now at all cause because:
Once they take place, the insurgents put their arms down, place their tails between their legs and walk away, because elections have more power than arms.