Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Unpleasant reality

The NY Times reports today that Sunnis in Iraq are challenging early election results. It appears that the Shiites are getting the most votes.

Maybe you're like me, scratching your head and asking, "Well, what did they expect?" Shiites, after all, make up the majority of the Iraqi population. Right? Maybe.

Sunni Arabs are widely believed to make up a fifth of Iraq's population, yet many of them claim they are the majority in this country. That line of thought could help explain their anger over the results. (NY Times)

Wow. Is anything less than Sunni parties getting over 50% of the vote going to provoke accusations of voter fraud? Is that what most Sunnis think?

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