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Bloviating Zeppelin: Buried By Mainstream Media: the Iraqi Constitution

Bloviating Zeppelin

(in-ep-toc'-ra-cy) - a system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing, and where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed, are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers.

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Buried By Mainstream Media: the Iraqi Constitution

BAGHDAD, Oct. 25 -- Iraqi election officials announced Tuesday that voters approved a new constitution in a nationwide referendum 10 days ago, based on a final tally of votes that had been delayed for more than a week while officials recounted ballots and checked for possible irregularities.

Did you know this? To continue:

According to the vote tallies released by officials here, more than 78 percent of the voters nationwide approved the constitution. Opponents -- mostly minority Sunni Arabs -- were unable to defeat it by getting at least two-thirds of the voters in three provinces to vote against it, according to final preliminary results released by the Independent Electoral Commission of Iraq. The results confirmed widely reported preliminary estimates shortly after the balloting.

A majority of voters in three of Iraq's 18 provinces voted against the constitution, but one of them failed to reach the two-thirds threshold -- a veto provision designed to protect Iraq's minority communities. In Anbar province, 96 percent of those casting ballots voted against the referendum, and 81 percent rejected it in Salahaddin. But in the key swing province of Nineveh, 56 percent voted against the constitution -- about 10 percentage points short of what was necessary to kill the charter.

About 63 percent of Iraq's 15.5 million registered voters cast ballots, the commission reported.

Hello: the Iraqis just today affirmed that their constitution was approved. Here's an amazing thought: what if America helped provide an entirely new constitution to another country, and nobody heard about it or read about it?

That's precisely what's occurring now. Have you heard or seen this trumpeted on CNN, MSNBC, the primary three letter outlets (ABC, CBS, NBC), the front page of your local newspaper in block letters -- and not buried on page A-4?

For example, lead news story on at 1325 PST: "US military deaths reach 2000 in Iraq." Same time, Drudge Report, top item: "2000." Top news story in my Sacramento paper, The Bee (at "US military deaths reach 2,000 in Iraq." Even on, the constitution is 4th item down.

Quick reality check for me: isn't this why we're in Iraq? Don't I hear the constant bombardment by left leaning individuals: "Where's the progress? What are we doing? Why are we there?" I could have sworn it was to help a country set its own course, determine its own direction.

So, I ask: isn't that a world-shaking, landmark event?

If you're the MSM, apparently not.


Blogger bigwhitehat said...

Rush is right about the MSM. Nothing matters unless it fits their template.

Tue Oct 25, 06:40:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Mahndisa S. Rigmaiden said...

10 25 05

You know Blo Zep:
YOu are so right! I really only watch Nip/Tuck, Battlestar Gallactica and Stargates SG-1 and Atlantis. I RARELY watch television news. I get my news from local newspapers, websites that I consider reputable sources of information and the like. I had read about that, but didn't realize the MSM's neglect. You see, everytime I try to watch the local news, it's just about who got killed or gangs or whatever. Then CNN is mostly commercials! Oh on occasion I watch C-SPAN for Senate hearings but oh... Sorry for rambling!

Tue Oct 25, 09:07:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

And the MSM is absolutely apoplectic because its chokehold isn't quite what it used to be -- they they still hold sway over how the bulk of Americans receive their news.

The truth is: an acknowledgement of Iraq's constitutional passage would = acknowledgement that Bush may actually have achieved some success in realizing his goals in the campaign against terrorism.

And the MSM could never tolerate that -- how, for example, would the various limousine liberals explain it away whilst having dinner with other LLs this weekend at their Hampton digs?

Wed Oct 26, 06:50:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Mahndisa S. Rigmaiden said...

10 26 05

Ain't that the truth, eloquently stated as always BloZep:)

Wed Oct 26, 07:07:00 AM PDT  

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