October 15, 2002

young izzat plays it safe

Saddam runs unopposed in Iraq vote

“By voting a “yes” to President Saddam Hussein, the Iraqi people are voting for their freedom, independence, future and destiny because Saddam symbolizes all these things. Iraqis, in fact, are electing themselves today,” Izzat Ibrahim, vice chairman of the Revolutionary Command Council, said as he voted in Baghdad.

When you live in a police state you vote out of self-defense, not out of belief. You vote to keep yourself from getting killed by the secret police. If I were an Iraqi, I would have to be fucking nuts to risk my life for this silly mockery of democracy.

In the last referendum, on October 15, 1995, Saddam received 99.96 percent of the vote. This time, authorities are looking for a greater percentage.

All this proves is that only 0.04 percent of Iraqis are suicidal.