The Bush Democracy Project


Another year has passed and the Bush Democracy Project in Iraq again on display. The provincial elections have wrapped up without any reports of serious violence. The polls closed at on Saturday with millions of voters casting ballots for influential regional councils around most of Iraq. More than 14,000 candidates are running for 440 seats to lead councils that are the equivalent of state legislatures in the United States. This was the first elections in four years and was going to be the proof that there is stability and creating a way for the US role in Iraq can be reduced. This is still a huge security operation around the country that included traffic bans in major cities and extensive checkpoints and surveillance posts. Iraqis streamed passed police cordons and barbed wire as they went to the polls. In Tikrit, mortars fell near one polling station and a bomb was defused elsewhere that had been reported. Our military was out in force but did not take a direct role in the election security. The results are not expected to come for at least several days.

Countdown to 51st Grammy Awards: 14 days
Countdown to Baseball Pitchers & Catchers 11 days
Countdown to 78th Oscar Awards: 21 days

National Debt 1/29/1999 5,610,117,097,678.95
National Debt 1/29/2009 10,626,297,420,130.85

Well you can always find a place to go
If you can keep your sanity
They break down the doors
And they rape my rights but
They won’t touch me
W. Axl Rose Out To Get Me (1987)

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