26 Jan 2005 Podhoretz: Iraqi Election Double-Standard?
Ed Haislmaier sent over this New York Post editorial by John Podhoretz, drawing particular attention to this observation:
…But others speak in pessimistic tones about the inability or the unwillingness of the residents of the “Sunni Triangle” to participate. Sunni Muslims, who were the dominant force in Saddam Hussein’s regime, constitute 20 percent of Iraq’s population. And yet the argument is seriously made that a Sunni boycott will invalidate the election results.
If white South Africans had refused to participate in that nation’s first-ever free elections back in 1994, nobody on earth would have argued that their lack of participation invalidated the election results.