Compare and contrast the Iraqi election with the election last November here in a “battleground state.”
Iraqis have braved death threats in order to vote.
Ohioans sued the government because long lines were discrimatory. People can’t actually be expected to be inconvienced, can they?
This just underscores my long held belief that most Americans are whiny, spoiled brats. We ought to try living somewhere else for a while to appreciate how easy we have it.
Re: Jeff’s comment; I agree, however Australia has come close.
On the other hand, other countries have it far easier; and the spectre that both parties may have manipulated the number of polling stations open in Ohio specifically to create those long lines is a but disturbing.
A nice happy ground would be no election fraud, 100% participation and an educated electorate. But I don’t believe in fairy tales, either.
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Agree with you about the voting, we’ll have the same here soon, with people not even braving the rain to go out and vote..
Debbie & Paul
You are absolutely right, right, right! In Iraq, 72% of registered voters voted, a much higher percentage than voted here. The big question is whether or not they are willing to make the sacrifices necessary to establish and keep a democracy? The process was begun today, and it is a marathon, not a sprint. They will learn what we have learned: that freedom is far from free.