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February 2, 2005

Naysayers tight-lipped since success of Iraq vote

Topics: Iraq Elections

How many of us can forget the naysayers like Jimmy Carter, George Soros, Michael Moore, and their crowd of administration bashers - ranting and raving against the elections in Iraq? And let's not leave out Ted Kennedy and John Kerry in this list of "those with little faith." (couldn't resist that)

But where are they now when only one liberal columnist has spoken up and said, "it's hard to swallow," but "what if it turns out Bush was right, and we were wrong?"

- Washington Times
Skeptics of President Bush's attempt to bring democracy to Iraq have been largely silent since Iraqis enthusiastically turned out for Sunday's elections.

(...)  Billionaire Bush-basher George Soros and left-wing filmmaker Michael Moore were among critics of the administration's Iraq policy who had no comment after millions of Iraqis went to the polls in their nation's first free elections in decades.

(...)  The Carter Center determined that the security situation in Iraq was going to be too dangerous to send election monitors, so the Atlanta-based human rights organization founded by former President Jimmy Carter posted its personnel in neighboring Jordan.

(...)  Mr. Carter told NBC's "Today" show in September that he was confident the elections would not take place. "I personally do not believe they're going to be ready for the election in January ... because there's no security there," he said.

(...)  Mr. Soros, the Open Society Institute founder who contributed millions of dollars to groups seeking to prevent Mr. Bush's re-election, had denounced as a "sham" the administration's plans for a democratic Iraq.

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Posted by Hyscience at February 2, 2005 12:02 PM



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