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  •  My prediction (none)
    In a year less than half of the 275 people elected today will be alive.I'm not happy about this but thats my prediction.

    This guy is no longer my state senator Don't get mad ,get local

    by ctkeith on Sun Jan 30, 2005 at 08:51:57 AM PST

    •  Dark optimism (none)
      I tend to agree.  I expect that once there are names and faces for the various factions to target... there will be a wave of murders.    Others will find that their families are threatened, and will resign.


      O it is excellent to have a giant's strength; but it is tyrannous To use it like a giant--Shakespeare, Measure for Measure, Act II

      by ogre on Sun Jan 30, 2005 at 09:23:49 AM PST

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    •  or (3.50)
      the delegates do write a constitution, and then the forces in the wind create an Islamic Republic of Iraq.  "Be careful what we wish for, we might get it?"

      A truly sad situation would be that these preliminary elections set up a scenario for the hijacking of a truly open governmental process, and that the fundamentalists (supported by Iran?) take over the actual operation of the government in Iraq?  The CPA's doctrinaire approach to government with its ideological bent toward corporate capitalism may play a role in securing the control of the elites who use the fundamentalists as their voting base? Sound familiar?

      In this script the Iranians assume the mantle of Protectors of Islam from the faulty hands of the octogenarian Saudi royal family.  If true, then what have we accomplished?

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