The Daily Sandwich

"We have to learn the lesson that intellectual honesty is fundamental for everything we cherish." -Sir Karl Popper

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Sunday, January 30, 2005

An early look at the Iraqi vote

None of us want to hear that the vote in Iraq will be yet another disaster on the part of the administration. And although it's hard to tell what the long-term ramifications will be (most notably the Sunni boycott), it is somewhat comforting to hear reports of the enthusiasm of those who did participate. Although it's an incredible tragedy that we actually anticipated a body count (and another failure of the admin), perhaps it's a blessing that it was only 45 people... including the suicide bombers. Tragic.

This article is from the Associated Press, and I'll be linking to new stories as they become available. I can already tell you that the righties will spend the week crowing about the success of the elections, regardless of what stories emerge, and using that as a justification for this entire misguided and poorly executed war. $200 billion and counting, 100,000 dead Iraqi civilians, and 1,600 dead American soldiers. That anyone can call it a success is beyond me.