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Tuesday, February 01, 2005

Kerry, Iraq vote "illegitimate"?

This Sunday, while Iraqis were still waiting in line to vote, the illustrious Junior senator from Mass. was on Meet the Press. Here is a brief excerpt:
MR. RUSSERT: Do you believe this election will be seen by the world
community as legitimate?
SEN. KERRY: A kind of legitimacy--I mean, it's
hard to say that something is legitimate when a whole portion of the country
can't vote and doesn't vote.

Now this isn't to beat poor John like a dead horse as he was just one of many Dems and members of the left to decry that the Iraq election doesn't count, however, the link to his words was the first I found. That being said I have to ask what's the point with the left. They cheer the high turnout in the 2004 elections yet turn around and say that the even higher Iraqi turnout wasn't enough. At what arbitrary turnout numbers do elections be come fully "legitimate"? It was an open election. Contrary to Sen. Kerry there wasn't a single area that "couldn't" vote. While it is very true that there was a low turnout among the minority Sunni's I have to say, So what? They could have come to the ballot boxes. That they chose not to is completely irrelevant to the legitimacy of the election. To say anything else is to allow the Tyranny of the few by letting small groups to take the entire election process hostage. But then what does the Left know of Democracy anyway?


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