Have we passed the Global Test?

HAVE WE PASSED THE GLOBAL TEST AFTER ALL? Looks like it.hat tip

Let’s hope…

I don’t understand this. Would you prefer it if instead of hailing the victory of the election, these nations (France, Germany etc) kept quiet about the good stuff and just went on about the bad stuff? The election has been a great success (thank God) but as Americans should know (after what happened with Lincoln) an election at a time of conflict can lead to civil war! The next few weeks and months are critical!

Not just yet, after all we have yet to convience Mattt25, Norwich an Fightingfat that we are not out to take all the oil in the world and that we secretly want to kill or enslave all Muslims. We are making progress though.

Hey! You a funny guy!!!
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The fact that the elections took place and that the Iraqi people apparently participated enthusiastically is a great thing. It was an immensely important first step and a hopeful sign. But the test will not be passed until we see how stable a government these elections produce, and how just a constitution comes out of it. For now though, the success of the elections are a good sign.

[quote=FightingFat]Hey! You a funny guy!!!
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Thanks. :smiley:

The election we saw may seem like a first step, but still far from democracy, especially with the recent news coming in… (prepare for negativity)

Apparently only 32% of the population voted which is 60% of the 14 million who registered out of a remaining populatin of 25 million. There was no international superivsion, and some Iraqis were forced to vote or else they wouldn’t get food rations! Others voted as instructed by Shiite leaders who told them to vote for non-coalition representatives simply to call the US’s bluff. Added to that nobody had any idea who the candidates were! One voter jokingly said he would prefer to vote for George Michael, since he knows more about the singer than about any of the candidates running for office.

The BBC apparently only interviewed a tiny minority of people that voted and were happy (understandably), however many did not vote and they failed to ask and find out why. One would guess it’s because the people believe that whoever won would only be a ‘puppet-government’ of the US, plus the economy was privatized and all under the administration of US corporations.

As well under international law, supposed elections held in forces-occupied territories are not legal or binding.

[quote=jdnation]The election we saw may seem like a first step, but still far from democracy, especially with the recent news coming in… (prepare for negativity)

Apparently only 32% of the population voted which is 60% of the 14 million who registered out of a remaining populatin of 25 million. There was no international superivsion, and some Iraqis were forced to vote or else they wouldn’t get food rations! Others voted as instructed by Shiite leaders who told them to vote for non-coalition representatives simply to call the US’s bluff. Added to that nobody had any idea who the candidates were! One voter jokingly said he would prefer to vote for George Michael, since he knows more about the singer than about any of the candidates running for office.

The BBC apparently only interviewed a tiny minority of people that voted and were happy (understandably), however many did not vote and they failed to ask and find out why. One would guess it’s because the people believe that whoever won would only be a ‘puppet-government’ of the US, plus the economy was privatized and all under the administration of US corporations.

As well under international law, supposed elections held in forces-occupied territories are not legal or binding.
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Boy you just can’t stand to see or hear anything good about our war against radical Islam can you? Are you glad Sadam is no longer in power? Should the US just pull out and leave Iraq to the radicals? What would you like to see happen?

[quote=jdnation]The election we saw may seem like a first step, but still far from democracy, especially with the recent news coming in… (prepare for negativity)

Apparently only 32% of the population voted which is 60% of the 14 million who registered out of a remaining populatin of 25 million. There was no international superivsion, and some Iraqis were forced to vote or else they wouldn’t get food rations! Others voted as instructed by Shiite leaders who told them to vote for non-coalition representatives simply to call the US’s bluff. Added to that nobody had any idea who the candidates were! One voter jokingly said he would prefer to vote for George Michael, since he knows more about the singer than about any of the candidates running for office.

The BBC apparently only interviewed a tiny minority of people that voted and were happy (understandably), however many did not vote and they failed to ask and find out why. One would guess it’s because the people believe that whoever won would only be a ‘puppet-government’ of the US, plus the economy was privatized and all under the administration of US corporations.

As well under international law, supposed elections held in forces-occupied territories are not legal or binding.
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:rotfl: :rotfl:

Guys, you all didn’t get the memo entitled “Move the Goalposts Again”???

Typical of a guy who doesn’t know what to do with good news, especially if it makes the “chimpbushitlercowboy” look like he knows what he’s doing!! :smiley:

By the way, 60% of all registered voters??? We can’t get that kind of participation HERE in the US!!! Only 50% of our registered voters get off their fat behinds to be responsible citizens on election day!!!

And those voters in Iraq were risking being BLOWN UP to go out a vote!! We get mad that we’re missing a rerun of Friends or that it’s raining too hard???

[quote=Lance]Boy you just can’t stand to see or hear anything good about our war against radical Islam can you? Are you glad Sadam is no longer in power? Should the US just pull out and leave Iraq to the radicals? What would you like to see happen?
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Whoa, I’d be careful about making this a ‘war with radical Islam’, perhaps it might really be, but please use some discretion. And didn’t I not say it was a ‘first step’ :slight_smile: ? To tell you the truth, with that little blurb… .I was being nice… unless you would LIKE to know more details…

What can I say about Saddam… hmmm, well I’m sure he was a real crook that guy, good show for the US to get him, though ironic seeing as how they put him there in the first place… wonder how his trial is coming along… or coming at all, last I heard it’s stalled because for all the crimes he was accused for the US in the end had no good evidence for any of them, hence the long wait until he is tried again… who knows… I hear he’s comfortable in his large ‘cell’ under round the clock armed guards, well more like a comfortable room with good food and satellite television (then again I never did confirm that story)… well at least until he is finally prosecuted, when he really will be in jail or executed. To top it off, apparently his legal team is considering suing the US for war crimes! It’s rumoured that he has cancer, so God just might have taken him away from us anyway…

As for what the US should do, well that’s something best left up to you, the US citizens, to decide. I’m just relaying things the mainstream media didn’t, for your own informed opinion. If the media did it’s job back then your position would be significantly better than it is now.

[quote=jdnation]The election we saw may seem like a first step, but still far from democracy, especially with the recent news coming in… (prepare for negativity)

Apparently only 32% of the population voted which is 60% of the 14 million who registered out of a remaining populatin of 25 million. There was no international superivsion, and some Iraqis were forced to vote or else they wouldn’t get food rations! Others voted as instructed by Shiite leaders who told them to vote for non-coalition representatives simply to call the US’s bluff. Added to that nobody had any idea who the candidates were! One voter jokingly said he would prefer to vote for George Michael, since he knows more about the singer than about any of the candidates running for office.

The BBC apparently only interviewed a tiny minority of people that voted and were happy (understandably), however many did not vote and they failed to ask and find out why. One would guess it’s because the people believe that whoever won would only be a ‘puppet-government’ of the US, plus the economy was privatized and all under the administration of US corporations.

As well under international law, supposed elections held in forces-occupied territories are not legal or binding.
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I thought it was a good post.

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