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Iraqi Voting Statements

"Here’s what a few had to say on the 15th and 16th of October"…~M.B.
"Our constitution has been approved, down with the Baathists!" (chant a joyful crowd.)

OFFICIAL STATEMENTS:
When asked about the probability of results:

Iraqi Pres. Jalal Talabani: "I think the majority will vote yes."

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice: "Most people assume on the ground that it probably has passed."

Australian Foreign Minister Alexander Downer: "It's a triumph for ordinary people over militants."

Japan Foreign Ministry: "We pay tribute to the interim government and people of Iraq who participated in the national referendum despite security issues and other difficult conditions."

COMMENTARY by: Amir Taheri , at the Eleana Benador site.
Other interesting articles by Taheri.

ADDITIONAL VOICES: From Iraq, on the referendum: here.

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