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Thursday, December 15, 2005

Are The "Defeatocrats" Wearing Black Today?

For the last several weeks in the run-up to the Iraqi elections, the liberals have been taking swipe after swipe against the president in an effort to tear down his returned arguments in favor of his decision to go to war. On the heels of the good news (cited below from Pajamas Media) coming out of Iraq, I'd expect them to look as solemn as the LA Times stated the Iraqis looked this morning.

Reported by AD for Pajamas Media at 5:15 a.m. (Basra):
Anyway, the voting process is going on quietly and without complications and we noticed that the station was filled with representatives from various political parties observing the process and watching for any possible violations.

There was also strong presence for people from civil society organizations who monitored the procedures of sealing the boxes and recorded the serial numbers of the seals and stamps.

Dr. Mohammed Qasim, the manager of the center expects the turnout to be even higher in the afternoon and he highlighted the skills and good training of the officials working with him.

I have talked to a number of the voters who were glad to find the polling centers operate in a high level of organization and transparency.

The security forces are doing a fine job securing the areas around the 300 polling centers in Basra and there are no reports on incidents of interference with the voting and until now there are no reports on any terror attacks or electoral violations in Basra.

One can feel the good security situation when he sees people walking in masses down the streets flying Iraqi flags and chanting for democracy in Iraq.

Reported by Omar, of Iraq The Model, for Pajamas Media 5:00 a.m. (Baghdad):
Our friend W.A was kind enough to send us this report from Baghdad:

"Last night was really tough and long because we spent it under the pressure of the Arabic MSM terrifying the people and spreading Zarqawi threats that it would be a bloody day. On the other hand a rumor spread out in the middle of the night telling that the water is poisoned, well I guess the "antihuman" wanted to poison our election day.

Early in the morning the Iraqis flocked toward the polling centers not caring about some mortars that went down here and there, the kids kept on playing soccer in the empty streets, the mosques-Sunni and Shii-were calling and urging people to vote. There was a little difference in the two calls; while the Sunni were calling the people to vote for the sake of Arab Nationalism the Shia mosques were calling to vote under the Fatwa of Sistani whom being fiercely attacked by al-Jazeera news channel and this made his Fatwa gain more voters.Al-Haj Abo Mohammed al-Furaiji took all his family members that were eligible to vote and soon they all walked out from the polling center smiling and saying “we chose what we wanted”

.Shandookh Alwan Ibrahim, a disabled man on wheelchair and a father of three young men who were executed by Saddam said: “Our future is in our hands, today is the celebration day for the poor and I'm one of them and we need someone in charge who can shoulder the responsibility”

Muhaisin Bidairy Abdullah who was born in 1900 and I think he is the oldest amongst the voters came leaning on his grandsons and could hardly breathe with tears visible in his eyes maybe because he won’t be able to attend the next elections.

Asla Hussein a 70 year old woman, who has 5 members of her family executed by Saddam, said we want the remaining members of our family to live in peace. The encouraging thing I noticed was that security forces treated the voters well and didn’t interfere with the voting process."

Reported by NR for Pajamas Media at 3:55 a.m. (Mosul):
Officials from the IECI office in Mosul announced that turnout levels were as high as 80% of registered voters in many polling centers and this figure is expected to go even higher in the afternoon since that’s the time housewives find best for going out.

Voters in al-Ba’aj town near Mosul are facing a big problem trying to vote. It is known that vehicles are not allowed to move today and this small town is 10 km away from the nearest polling center.

Those people have contacted officials in the IECI and they hope they can find a solution for their problem, especially that polls will close in less than 3 hours.

Reported by AT for Pajamas Media at 3:20 a.m. (Babil):
Starting from 7 am, all the polling centers in Babylon opened their doors to receive the voters; turnout was light in the first three hours but it increased after that in a good way.

The first voter was a disabled man, Jasim Hameed (65) he attended at 6:30 am and insisted on being the first one to vote. When he put the paper in the box said "I'm here at this early hour to challenge the terrorists who want to kill the democratic process in Iraq and I want to encourage the healthy people to vote”.

On the other hand the lawyer Kais al-Hasnawi, spokesman of the IECI in Babylon, stated that the Election Commission sealed and secured the last five boxes from yesterday's voting in hospitals and police stations. He also said that approximately 1,500 people -mainly medical personnel and police officers- were out on duty and didn’t get the chance to vote elsewhere.

The spokesman of the police command in Babylon Captain Muthana Khalid stated that the security forces in Jurf al-Sakhar were able to arrest two brothers transporting 72 mines and IEDs and they confessed that they were about to plant them near and on the ways leading to the polling stations in order to prevent the people from voting.

On the other hand the Iraqi Army made a cordon-and-search operation based on intelligence reports of possible terror cells planning to attacks voters on their way to the polling centers.

Reported by KH for Pajamas Media at 2:20 a.m. (al-Muthanna/Samawa):
“Our forces are all on high alert to protect the voters and the polling centers; we have also coordinated our efforts with other entities like the transportation, fire departments as well as with hospitals and towns’ councils to be prepared for any emergencies… more than 5,000 policemen established a security ring around the 153 polling centers spread around the province, so we have more than 20 men guarding each center”.

Voters started heading to the polling centers early in the morning and the process is moving smoothly so far with no terror attacks or violence.

There were also numerous fixed and mobile patrols and checkpoints on the streets and some streets were closed with concrete blocks, however this hasn’t stopped the residents of Samawa from demonstrating against al-Jazeera TV in response to yesterday’s irritating show that directed harsh criticism to Ayatollah Sistani.

In general, the turnout is expected to be high in the province which is home to 315,000 registered voters.

Reported by OR for Pajamas Media at 2 a.m. (Kirkuk):
The voting process began at 7 am sharp, and under strict security measures. The turnout levels during the first few hours were lower than those back in January but in general, it is still higher in the Kurdish parts of the province than in the Turkmen or Arab regions. It is worth mentioning that the IECI has agreed to allow 200,000 newly registered Kurds to vote in Kirkuk in a controversial step.

Reported by Omar, from Iraq The Model, for Pajamas Media at 1:30 a.m. (Baghdad):
The ministers of interior and defense said in a joint press conference a few minutes ago that the Iraqi security forces are at high alert and are doing a great job so far and pointed out that there have been no major security incidents till this moment and they announced that a truck loaded with explosives and munitions was captured an hour ago while trying to enter Baghdad.

The defense minister Dr. Sa’doon al-Dulaimi said that Anbar is currently stable to the degree that it is ready for the election. Both ministers stressed that keeping security is the responsibility of the government’s security institutes and that “militias must not be allowed to interfere with the government’s duties”.

When asked about the poisoned-water rumors that spread last night in Baghdad, the interior minister said that such rumors are aiming at destabilizing the situation on the eve of the elections and he mentioned that “the main water plants are very well protected by an entire brigade in addition to an armored company”.

The minister also discredited the reports about a truck loaded with forged ballot papers entering Iraq from Iran: “This is a mere rumor, bring the driver or show the truck if it is true! This report is illogical,” he said.

The defense minister, who isn’t running for office in this election, refused to reveal to whom he gave his vote because “this particular ministry is for all Iraqis and politics must not affect the attitude or performance of the military institute”.

Reported by WZ for Pajamas Media at 1 a.m. (Erbil [Kurdistan]):
In center #24 in downtown Erbil I have talked to a number of voters after they cast their ballots and most of whom said they gave their votes to list 730, the Kurdish alliance.

Mr. Kamal Serwan expressed his happiness with the process and said “I voted 730 because it is the list that grants us a federal Iraq and protects our rights…”

Mrs. Norhan Mahmoud also voted for the same list and commented “I voted for them because they will preserve the unity of Iraq and serves the ambitions of our people…”


All is going well. No cowardly attacks. No killings. No problems. Sen. Joe Biden is part of the group keeping an eye on things in Iraq. I hope good ol' Slow Joe is paying close attention. This is how a free people reacts when given the opportunity to choose who will represent them and the message that will be sent to the world over the next four years.

Further, Breitbart has this piece of good news for the Iraqis

BAGHDAD, Iraq - Iraqis voted in a historic parliamentary election Thursday, with strong turnout reported in Sunni Arab areas and even a shortage of ballots in some precincts. Because of the large turnout, the Iraqi election commission met in emergency session and extended voting for one hour after long lines were reported at some sites, said commission official Munthur Abdelamir. Heavy participation by Sunni Arabs, who had shunned balloting last January, bolstered U.S. hopes of calming the insurgency enough to begin withdrawing its troops next year.

Heh-heh. Can the terrorists spell f-a-i-l-u-r-e? How about d-e-f-e-a-t-e-d? I'm sure by now the liberal intelligencia in America can because like the terrorists, they failed in their doom-saying, pessimistic rhetoric. Way to go guys. Way to show the world that you believe in this mission, it's ultimate outcome, and the ability for the Iraqis to stand on their own two feet.

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