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“This administration is populated by people who’ve spent their careers bashing government. They’re not just small-government conservatives—they’re Grover Norquist, strangle-it-in-the-bathtub conservatives. It’s a cognitive disconnect for them to be able to do something well in an arena that they have so derided and reviled all these years.”

Senator Hillary Clinton

Tuesday, December 28, 2004

Iraqi update

Meanwhile, the war in Iraq continues. Insurgents killed fifteen and injured fifty in a failed assassination attempt. Attacks on Iraqi policemen continue as well, killing eighteen in separate incidents.

The head of the largest Sunni Faction has said enough is enough and has decided to withdraw from the upcoming elections:
Mohsin Abdul Hameed, the party's chairman and a member of the interim national assembly, said party officials decided they couldn't participate in a process that would leave out thousands of voters because of violence in predominantly Sunni cities.

"Election officials continue to refuse to listen to reason and postpone the elections," Abdul Hameed said. "They insist elections will be held on time even though the security situation of Iraq is going from bad to worse."

What's that I've been hearing about how the best picture is gathered by listening to those in Iraq?