I know the Bush administration has a lot of political capital tied up in not pushing back the date for the Iraqi elections. Pushing the date back would be an admission of failure, and the Bush administration would rather gnaw off their own arms then admit failure. But, at a certain point, don't you have to admit defeat, or become a laughingstock? I think having an election where the names of the candidates have to remain secret so they don't get assassinated
might be awfully close, if not right up to the edge, of that point. I guess it adds a whole new meaning to the phrase "secret ballot."
I also have a question for Kos readers. Who has the final authority on whether to hold the Iraqi elections on time, or to delay them? Is it Allawi? Or is it some other person or government body?
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