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The Situation Can Only Get Worse Now

based on a report by Dahr Jamail. October 26, 2005

The idea of political stability seems more of a pipe dream in Iraq now than it did before the recent vote on the constitution, which has been rejected by Arab Sunni leaders who called the process “fraudulent” yesterday.

Hinting at things to come in December, Sunni leader Saleh Mutlaq told reporters; “Violence is not the only solution, if politics offers solutions so that we can move in that direction. But there is very little hope that we can make any gains in the elections.”

Hussein al-Falluji, another prominent Sunni politician said the referendum was manipulated by Washington and added, “We all know that this referendum was fraud conducted by an electoral commission that is not independent. It is controlled by the occupying Americans and it should step down before elections in December.”

He and other Sunnis have called for a truly independent election commission (the head of Iraq’s current electoral commission was appointed by the US) for the December election, but added, “Politics is linked directly to security on the ground. The situation can only get worse now. I have just prayed to God to expose the truth about what is happening in Iraq.”

You have been reading excerpts from "Mr. 'Bring 'em on'" by Dahr Jamail. You can read the entire piece here: tinyurl.com/8c9kw. Many thanks to Dahr Jamail. We visit dahrjamailiraq.com often and we hope you will too.

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