posted on Jan, 16 2010 @ 04:42 AM
I thought I'd bring this to you attention. it's good to know that the West has brought Democracy to the political savages of Iraq, we have showed
them the WAY, biblical style!
Iraqi election commission bans 500 candidates
Iraq's election commission has barred almost 500 candidates from running in national elections on 7 March.
A committee that vets candidates says some of those banned had ties to the outlawed Baath party, once led by Saddam Hussein.
Those barred are believed to include prominent Sunni Arab politicians. The formal list of barred candidates has not been released.
There is a formal process through which barred candidates can appeal.
Defence Minister Abdulqadir al-Obeidi and the nationalist politician Saleh al-Mutlak are reported to be among the 499 candidates barred from standing
in the parliamentary election on 7 March.
Yep that's right, you can vote for whomever you want, as long as we approve him/her and he/she supports our agenda and does what they're told.
The actual serving Defence Minister of Iraq, Qadir Obeidi
has been barred! How ridiculous is
You know, if the Iraqis want these people to govern them, then damn it they should be allowed to chose. Let the people do the barring.
The way this has been done, publicly and in such a broad manner, it strikes me as nothing more than an attempt to destabilise Iraq, and to cause more
At least WE get the ILLUSION of having choice, why can't the Iraqis have the same arrangement that sees us residing in blissful ignorance!!?
All the best ATS