Monday, January 03, 2005

Iraq wants to vote.

Last week, the artist formerly known as Osama bin Laden produced a new video where he proclaimed terrorist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi as his Iraq deputy and called for Iraqi's to boycott the elections:
"In the balance of Islam, this constitution is infidel and therefore everyone who participates in this election will be considered infidels," the speaker said. "Beware of henchmen who speak in the name of Islamic parties and groups who urge people to participate in this blatant apostasy."
Our 'infidel' brothers and sisters in Iraq have responded to OBL with a one-fingered wave (via Powerline):
This translation of poll results that appeared in the Iraqi Arabic newspaper Alsabaah this morning. The poll was of 4,974 Iraqis living in and around Baghdad:

Will the security problems cause you to?

Come out and vote the day of elections = 78.3%
Not come out and vote the day of elections = 18.3%
No opinion = 3.4%

Do you support military action against the terrorists?

Yes = 87.7 %
No = 11.1%
Don’t Know = 1.2%
OBL's latest video bolsters the President's assertion that Iraqi elections are vital to not only Iraqi self-governance, but the morale boost needed to transform the rest of the oppressed in the Middle East. Having enjoyed the appetizer of freedom, Iraqi's are hungry for the democracy entree.

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