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January 28, 2005

Iraq sealed off for poll

Topics: Iraq Elections

Draconian (Adjective) - describes laws, government actions, etc. which are unreasonably severe; going beyond what is right or necessary.

If I didn't think that I knew better I'd believe that the MSM and Ted Kennedy want Iraq's elections to fail more than the terrorists and insurgents do. In the following article in the Australian we learn that Iraq is sealing it's borders and taking all necessary precautions to prevent the Islamofascists from blowing up everyone that wants to take part in Iraq's democratic election process, but the Australian choses to describe these measures as "draconian." Either the journalist who wrote the article is as anti-American, anti-Australian, anti-democratic and anti-Iraq as the rest of the MSM, or he doesn't know the definition of draconian.

I wonder what is more unreasonably severe, getting blown up by a suicide bomber or having to walk a few extra blocks to vote, but first getting searched to make sure that you remembered to leave your C4 and AK-47 at home?

To the credit of the author he does refer to the election as a "historic election." Overall the article good be much more negative, at least he didn't say that the Iraqi elections were  a "critical test" of "Bush's" foreign policies (in an American newspaper). What ever happened to refering to your president as President Bush?

the Australian Jan 29 - the day before Election day in Iraq.
IRAQ  sealed it's borders today and imposed other draconian security measures to counter insurgents whose deadly campaign of intimidation threatens the country's historic election.

After another day of attacks which cost the lives of at least five US soldiers and 12 Iraqis, security forces battled against rebels in Baghdad.

Meanwhile, Iraqi officials said they were closer to capturing their top enemy, Al-Qaeda associate Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, and US President George W. Bush again appealed for Iraqis to brave the death threats and vote.

The roar of bomb and mortar blasts rumbled across the capital as it braced for a violent final day before the election.

Frontiers with neighbouring countries were sealed and Baghdad airport closed down because of the security worries. A night-time curfew was imposed along with a ban on travel between the 18 provinces.  More..

Posted by Hyscience at January 28, 2005 9:30 PM

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