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Iraq "Election": Can Saddam Top 99.96% Vote Share?  
User currently offlineSingapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13745 posts, RR: 19
Posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2327 times:

In the Iraqi "election", the question on people's minds was whether Saddam.

'This time, 100 per cent!' worker Mayad Aiwan cried on Sunday, 'Because the Iraqi people love our leader!'

'This vote will be the challenge of the Iraqi people to the United States,' engineer Achmed Abdul Sahib said.

Amid UN sanctions and renewed threat of war, housewife Tatisar Mahdi said: 'Our message for outside is we love Saddam Hussein.'

More at the new look

Oh please. Bring out the sick bag. I am totally unimpressed. Are some people in there brainwashed or just plain dumb? I am unamused.


Anyone can fly, only the best Soar.
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User currently offline777236ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2309 times:

You are totally unimpresed? Woah, next thing you're gonna go disgruntaled-postal-worker on us. Calm down dude.

User currently offlineSingapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13745 posts, RR: 19
Reply 2, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2302 times:

I am detecting a slight hince of humour so I shall take that into account.

Aren't you totally unimpressed too? The "man" is "hosting" an "election" where "he" gets 99.96 or more per cent of the vote. Isn't that just a little stupid?

And all this we love Saddam c-word is totally unacceptable and silly. Makes me want to puke if I wasn't going to sleep right... now.



Anyone can fly, only the best Soar.
User currently offlineStaffan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2301 times:

What surprises me is that people actually go voting in that country, I mean, only having one person to vote for kind of defeats the purpose of an election.


User currently offlineEric505 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 592 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2275 times:

They have elections so that they can claim to be a democracy. "Saddam isnt a dictator, everyone elected him"... Well now, its tough to lose when no one else is on the ballot eh?


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User currently offlinePrebennorholm From Denmark, joined Mar 2000, 6547 posts, RR: 54
Reply 5, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2268 times:

This is just the same as former East Germany for instance. Also in East Germany they had to falsify the result to get it below 110%


Always keep your number of landings equal to your number of take-offs, Preben Norholm
User currently offlineGoodbye From Australia, joined Jan 2001, 914 posts, RR: 10
Reply 6, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2260 times:

Just to let you know, this was not an "election," but if none of you read the actual story, how would you be able to know that? It was a referendum asking whether the Iraqis will allow Hussein to continue as leader for the next 7 years.

http://www.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,4057,5287569%255E401,00.html


User currently offlineStaffan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2260 times:

Goodbye, what if the Iraqis dared to say no? I'm sure Saddam would step down then...



User currently offlineArsenal@LHR From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 7792 posts, RR: 19
Reply 8, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2243 times:
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The Iraqi people are scared to stand up and say "no".




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User currently offlineSAS23 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2215 times:

Ah well, he'll have a long way to go to beat the late and unlamented Samuel K Doe of Liberia ... who in a country with an electorate of 1.2 million managed to poll an astonishing 5 million votes!

"This shows how much the people of Liberia love and respect President Doe" said an official at the time.

Shortly afterwards, Doe was deposed and executed in a bloody civil war.


User currently offlineJaspike From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2008, 1 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2167 times:

I heard that every person that doesn't vote for him gets killed..

Josh


User currently offlineKLAX From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2158 times:

The news here just said that there are no envelopes to hide your ballot, so your vote is exposed to everyone around. And with a government official in front of each ballot box, I sure can't imagine anyone would not vote for him!!! Big grin
This is the funniest election since Florida and the 2000 hanging Chad ordeal...

-Clovis


User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 18
Reply 12, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2152 times:

ballot form:

Do you want our beloved leader to remain in office for 7 more years:
1) YES
2) yes
3) No opinion






















4) no

In case you voted no, please fill out this form so we can contact you about why you did so:
name:
address:
DNA sample here:



I wish I were flying
User currently offlineN766UA From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 8379 posts, RR: 23
Reply 13, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2140 times:

The other .4 % were probably exectued shortly thereafter thus giving him 100% of the votes.


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User currently offlineTWA902fly From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 3129 posts, RR: 4
Reply 14, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2140 times:

N766UA... you got the right idea. no sarcasm there.

twa902



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User currently offlineN766UA From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 8379 posts, RR: 23
Reply 15, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2129 times:

Yeah, I wasn't kidding.


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User currently offlineZeus01 From United States of America, joined May 2001, 744 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 2100 times:

Interesting bit on the news tonight. Within 11 days after his initial election, he began executing people for standing up to him. A video showed him in a congress type meeting and someone spoke against him. The man was removed infront of everyone and executed outside. Kind of sad.


Zeus01


User currently offlineDc863 From Denmark, joined Jun 1999, 1558 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 2093 times:

The Iraqi people actually had two choices to choose from. One is Saddam wearing a fedora the other is of the Iraqi leader wearing his beret.

User currently offlineSingapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13745 posts, RR: 19
Reply 18, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2074 times:

Saddam has won the election and will stay in power for a maximum of 2 more years (hopefully Big grin)


Anyone can fly, only the best Soar.
User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29840 posts, RR: 58
Reply 19, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2077 times:

I understand that this year they hired Chicago mayor Daley to run their election.

Saddam may get that 100% of the vote.



OBAMA-WORST PRESIDENT EVER....Even SKOORB would be better.
User currently offlineSAS23 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 2050 times:

Very interesting article on the election here: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2002/10/16/wirq16.xml&sSheet=/news/2002/10/16/ixhome.html

A couple of exerpts:

A gallery of 28 portraits of Saddam dominated the corridor where voters registered their names. He was depicted in familiar fashion as soldier, Bedouin chief and philosopher, with brow furrowed in pious reflection. Saddam the family man was also on display, wearing only swimming trunks, playing with two children in the surf and building sandcastles.

No polling booths were provided and people marked their crosses in blood or pencil. They then fought their way to the ballot box, most displaying their papers above their heads, ensuring that no one could mistake their Yes vote.

This atmosphere of organised hysteria ensured a 99.96 per cent vote for Saddam in the last referendum in 1995 and yesterday's exercise in Iraqi democracy will deliver a similar triumph.

Voting regulations are notably relaxed. A six-year old boy cast his vote in Tikrit, amid much acclaim. In the nearby town of Aldour, British subjects were allowed to vote. After a light-hearted request, a ballot paper was thrust into my hand and men chanting "We love Saddam" propelled me towards the ballot box.

The official in charge brandished a voting slip, pointing towards the box carrying the Arabic for Yes. I managed to slip through a side exit.

The neighbouring village of Altouz vied with Tikrit in displays of loyalty. Hundreds of schoolchildren outside a polling station, chanted "we give our hearts for Saddam".

The children wilted in the oppressive heat. Again and again, their teachers had to rouse them into renewed chanting. Some sobbed quietly, stealing furtive glances to left and right before dabbing their eyes with the hems of their party dresses.


User currently offlineJaysit From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 2036 times:

Hmmm.

Maybe Saddam's goons designed the Florida Ballots in 2000.


User currently offlineBeefmoney From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 1118 posts, RR: 4
Reply 22, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2013 times:

The question is: How many accidently voted for Buchannan? How do you know who you are voting for when you mark the ballot with blood?????

User currently offlineSAS23 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1997 times:

Well, Saddam managed to beat his record ... he got 100% of the vote - with a 100% turnout!! Well done that man ... let's see if he can make a similar improvement next time!  Big grin

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2002/10/17/wiraq17.xml&sSheet=/news/2002/10/17/ixnewstop.html

Clearly, he should be retained as an electoral consultant to the Republican Party ... oh, I get it, this is why Bush is adamant about bumping him off ... the Democrats got there first!! The truth comes out! Big grin


User currently offlineCfalk From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1991 times:

Number of registered voters : 11,445,638
Number of "Yes" votes : 11,445,638

Not a single person was ill, or got hit by a car on his way to vote, nobody in the hospital, nobody travelling...

It seems that there is one more similarity between Saddam and Hitler, who said "The masses are stupid, they will believe anything you say."

Charles


25 Cfalk : I just had a chat with a Filipino friend who lived there for 10 years, for '81 to '91. He was telling me that very few Iraqis he knew would, in candid
26 Jwenting : Seems Saddam learned well from Al Gore's mistake. He killed the opposition BEFORE the elections instead of trying to do it afterwards.
27 747-451 : So that's where the voting machines from Dade County went...I guess...
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