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Iraqi Democracy

That reminds me. There was one angle to the coverage of the Iraqi “election” of Saddam which no one in the media ever seemed to mention. So Saddam got 100% and too many media outlets treated it as a real election, etc etc. But no one pointed out that the Kurds didn’t vote — and I doubt that many Shias voted either. So, when the Iraqi government said that 0 percent of the citizenry supported Saddam weren’t they in effect saying that Kurds and Shias don’t count as Iraqi citizens?

Jonah Goldberg — Jonah Goldberg holds the Asness Chair in Applied Liberty at the American Enterprise Institute and is a senior editor of National Review. His new book, The Suicide of The West, is on sale now. @jonahnro

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