posted on Nov, 21 2004 @ 11:51 PM
FredT you answered your own question correctly in your opening post. As for the sunni clerics calling for a boycott, well it seems like they expect to
lose influence and plan to use the boycott as an excuse to escalate the violence after the election.
That's the problem with having clerics, rabbis, priests, shamans or witch doctors involved directly in politics - they end up pissing in everyone's
nest when they don't get their way.
Hopefully, the elections will stick, and this will signal the beginning of the end of another murderous theocratic influence in the world. Those
against the US involvement in Iraq need to ask themselves, and answer with honesty: Why is it that Al Qaeda and other terrorist groups have such an
interest in the affairs of Iraq?