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Iraq elections overshadowed by claims of corruption

By Borzou Daragahi,  April 14, 2014

“For 11 years now [since the 2003 US-led invasion] the existing political parties have dug their roots deeply into the state,” said Zaid al-Ali, a former UN adviser in Baghdad and the author of The Struggle for Iraq’s Future, a book published this year. “They control ministries [and] various state organisations and they pull a lot of money out of the state to buy votes and finance patronage networks.”

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One comment on “Iraq elections overshadowed by claims of corruption”

  • Generalissimus says:

    Yak, I disagree with “the 9-11ing of Mumbai”.India has, what? Four times the poliuatpon of the US? Yet their “bodycount” of 180 is statistically insignificant, when compared to the 3,000+ who died on 9-11.I think “the 9-11ing” cheapens what happened to the Twin Towers, and those trapped inside them, that day.It’s only a Matter Of Time, before someone produces a television series about it.9-11 (the parent show)9-11:Mumbai (spinoff)9-11:Jerusalem (Muslim wishlist)9-11:Tel-Aviv (Euro-trash wishlist)Demjanyuk, OJ, Robert Blade… they gave us our money’s-worth, but they’re Over. Done. Finito. What/Who’ll be next?I know you’ll disagree with me, when I say that Demjanyuk was the most interesting (if only because it took place in Israel, was broadcast live in Yisraelit and English, and was only broadcast live on radio).

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