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Democracy @ Gunpoint

Here is the cover of ‘The Economist’ which aptly describes the Iraqi Elections on the 30th
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The Election is in danger of seeming paraody of democracy. Almost two years after George Bush toppled Saddam Hussain, fear and murder stalk Iraq. How free is an election in which the citizen who dares to vote stands a fair chance of being shot, blown up or beheaded for his pains? America’s efforts to stablize Iraq have so far been ineffectual that even the location of the polling stations is having to be kept secret until the last minute….”

Courtesy Economist.com

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