Ed Driscoll


GREAT MOMENTS IN DEMOCRACY: The AP headline reads “Saddam Wins Presidential Referendum“. But what really makes the article is the juxtaposition between these two paragraphs:

All 11,445,638 of the eligible voters cast ballots, said Izzat Ibrahim, vice chairman of the Revolutionary Command Council that is Iraq’s key decision-making body.

“This is a unique manifestation of democracy which is superior to all other forms of democracies even in these countries which are besieging Iraq and trying to suffocate it,” Ibrahim said at a news conference in Baghdad, apparently referring to the United States.

Well, it is unique.

And soon to be obsolete, as well.