Live Coverage- The Iraqi Election

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    I hate to admit this, but the Iraqi election will dictate the world's view of the United States for generations to come

    With that in mind, I ask of you to give me all the links, info and your expectations; everything you got, concerning this election.
     
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    I will not give you ALL I know, for that would take longer than the election, but here's a start:

    http://www.belgraviadispatch.com/archives/004325.html

    http://www.buzzmachine.com/archives/2005_01_29.html#008976

    http://www.defenddemocracy.org/research_topics/research_topics_show.htm?doc_id=257626

    Now go read... :fifty:
     
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    Wrong---the spin that the media puts on this election will be what dictates world view !
     
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    Good opinion; but the "media spin" is a double edged sword; look what it'd done for GW!

    NBC news had just announced that the elections are but minutes away from starting.

    Keep pouring in the info. To Kathy, I'm reading and monitoring the situation.

    Good or bad, this is an historic moment; I'll try to stay awake thoughout the next 24 hours to give you as much updates as possible. The only problem I have here is that we're under a winter storm alert; that means that our powerlines could go down.
     
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    Glad you are reading, hope the links helped. A thanks would have been nice! :teeth:
     
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    Dude, the election will happen whether you are awake or not. get some sleep if you have to. its not worth losing your health over something you have no control over right now.
     
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    I'm planning to open up a live 365 radio account in three months, so I will have to get used to the long hours anyway. As far as the 24 hours, you never served in the army did you? CQ duty is a 24 hour duty in which you monitor the activities within the barracks. I'd done it 28 times. The key is to take a series of brief naps, not one long sleep. I'll be alright, thanks for your concern.

    To kathy, thank you... I think?

    http://www.cnn.com/2005/WORLD/meast/01/29/iraq.main/index.html
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/3771141.stm
     
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    First question..

    NPR is reporting that the Sunnis may not show up to vote, therefore, the Shias could take control of the Iraqi government.

    Which side are you rooting for... The Shias or the Sunni? Can this be compared to the liberal/conservative clashes within our country?

    Please spare me of the "we don't kill" garbage; this is a philosophical question.
     
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    You are welcome. BTW, I do think you noticed that 2 of the links were 'all sides' coverage. The Iraqi blogs in particular were covering live-they ran from total support; to 'wish it were true', but we're getting blown up here and have no air conditioning; to America sucks.

    If only CNN and BBC would be as diverse. :rolleyes:
     

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