Friday, January 20, 2006

Purpled fingers majesty theocracy whatever

Results for the December 15th parliamentary election in Iraq, released by the country's election commission, show that an alliance of Shiite religious parties won the most seats. Ahmad "Our Man in Baghdad When He's Not Elsewhere" Chalabi failed to win a seat.

I was curious to see how the freepi were dealing with the results. They weren't. Worse than not taking the news well, the freepi didn't seem to give a damn one way or the other. Unless they get to call someone a traitor -- preferably a decorated Democrat war veteran, they are like so bored with the war.

By 11 pm ET, the post of the AP report had received 325 views and only 13 replies.

In comparison, this post, Gay Rights Group: "American Idol Is Homophobic," had 1030+ views and over 40 replies.

Draw your own conclusions.

Poor Steel Resolve was perplexed.
I was reading everywhere about how Ahmed Chalabi is beloved in IRAQ, but he didn't get one stinking seat. What gives? Too close to the administration? Too close to the oil revenue as minister? Was the CIA right when they raided his house and accused him of whatever? Was it the Debaathification committee he headed? Weird...
9 posted on 01/20/2006 12:38:29 PM PST by steel_resolve
Yardstick shared Steel Resolve's confusion.
I was wondering the same thing. National Review did a positive piece on Chalabi a couple months ago. They said don't write him off, he's a real scrapper and is genuinely respected by lots of Iraqis.
13 posted on 01/20/2006 2:59:43 PM PST by Yardstick
Well, let that be a lesson to you, Steel Resolve and Yardstick. Don't believe anything you read or hear in the conservative media, including the National Review, which, after all, actually pays Jonah Goldberg to play at his computer all day.

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