Wednesday, February 02, 2005

Iraqi Post-Election Skepticism

To Dubya's credit, the vote over the weekend in Iraq seemed to go very well, although there were still some places where people simply couldn't vote (just like Ohio). But before we proclaim it a total success, we should consider a similar election from our past. Yes, it's the V word again - Vietnam. As this article from UK's The Guardian explains, post-election press after the 1968 South Vietnamese election was just about as good as the press has been this week about Iraq. And we all know how well that little experiment turned out. I hope history won't repeat itself, but the cynic in me is betting on it.

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