First Draft – Deomocrazy reports that a full five — count them, five! — days before the election, the Iraqi voters get to know who the candidates are! Such great democracy.
In a few days, they'll even get to know where some of the polling places are! (I am not making this up—many voters, except of course for those in the three provinces where we aren't bothering with elections at all, will be eligible to learn where the polling places are on election day.)
And no cars, just in case you wanted a ride to the polls.
And we closed down a major opposition newspaper months ago. And are enforcing Saddam's anti-union laws.
And… oh, what's the point?