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A Finger Poking Carter's Eye

Naysayers tight-lipped since success of Iraq vote

The Carter Center determined that the security situation in Iraq was going to be too dangerous to send election monitors, so the Atlanta-based human rights organization founded by former President Jimmy Carter posted its personnel in neighboring Jordan.

Despite widespread predictions of spectacular terrorist attacks on election day in Iraq, fewer than 50 were killed, and the 60 percent turnout for the elections was much higher than many predicted.

Asked whether the Carter Center had a comment on the election, spokeswoman Kay Torrance said: "We wouldn't have any 'yea' or 'nay' statement on Iraq."
They were certainly in a hurry to say "yea" to Chavez's farcically flawed referendum. This, though, is the best part:
Mr. Carter told NBC's "Today" show in September that he was confident the elections would not take place. "I personally do not believe they're going to be ready for the election in January ... because there's no security there," he said.
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Don't you wish Carter would just shut the hell up?

Posted by evariste on Feb 02, 2005 12:59 pm

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