Archive | January, 2004

Dying for Democracy

Violence and fear is growing in Iraq ahead of next Sunday’s vote. Dahr Jamail, in Baghdad, Foreign Editor David Pratt, in Basra, and Diplomatic Editor Trevor Royle report

“I will not be voting because it is a useless charade,” says Salah Abrahim as he pushes his car towards a petrol station to get fuel in a bustling street in the Karrada district of Baghdad, a sector of the capital city populated primarily by Shia Muslims.

“Any clever person can see that this war and its expenditures would lead to a government that opposes the Americans.”

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