Sunday, January 30, 2005

John Kerry unimpressed with the high Iraqi voter turnout.

Shortly before breaking video of Iraqi's dancing in the streets all over Iraq, John Kerry today continued his perfect record of negativity and threw in a flip-flop for good measure:

A bitter-sounding Sen. John Kerry dismissed the historic Iraqi election on Sunday, warning Americans not to "overhype" the watershed event.

"No one in the United States should try to overhype this election," Kerry told NBC's "Meet the Press."

The failed presidential candidate questioned the historic referendum's legitimacy, saying, "It's hard to say that something is legitimate when a whole portion of the country can't vote and doesn't vote."

Kerry also pooh-poohed reports of a surprisingly high 72 percent turnout by Iraqi voters, insisting instead that the election has "gone as expected."

Asked if he thought Iraq was now less of a terrorist threat, Kerry at first said: "No, it's more. And, in fact, I believe the world is less safe today than it was two and a half years ago."

But he changed his answer moments later, after "Meet the Press" host Tim Russert pressed him on the bizarre claim.

"I'm glad Saddam Hussein is gone, and I've said that a hundred times," he insisted.
Kerry wasn't clear on what voter turnout percentage over 60% would be enough to consider Iraqi elections "legitimate." He also had no comment on the legitimacy of U.S. elections where 66% of Americans, not threatened with violence, decided to sit out on November 2nd.

LGF has this from a Major stationed in the Sunni Triangle:
Greetings from Free and DEMOCRATIC Iraq,

I wanted to share with you this morning (your time) as you head to church, something that you can give thanks for. The first free elections have occurred in Iraq. All the naysayers were wrong and the Iraqi people stood up for their rights and thumbed their noses at Zarqawi and his evil band of terrorists.

The polls closed at 1700 (5PM) our time and 8AM CST but the initial reports are that 72% of the Iraqis voted. Folks we should be ashamed. We can’t get that many people to vote in the US and no one is trying to kill us.

The day was not totally violence free, as currently the death toll across the country is 31. Considering all that was forecasted and what a normal day is like, that is not bad. Also what the media will not tell you is that many of the terrorists that did conduct acts of violence, won’t do it anymore. It appears from all the reports across the region that they were left to use the third string team of terrorist. We have either killed or captured 85% of the terrorists who committed acts today. US forces have suffered no fatalities thus far and only minor injuries across the division.

It has been a good day, a Day the Lord has made! He has protected us and with His protection and blessings, we have been able to ensure that those how who have been injured and those who have died, have not done so in vain.

We have a long way to go before Iraq is able to stand on her own, but today, a very large step was taken.

Thank you for your continued prayers from my men and me.

God Bless You &God Bless America,

Mike

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