Iraqi 'election' growing more farcical

Not only is the prospect of an Iraqi election growing thinner by the day, but we're now learning that 700 voter registration employees in Mosul have resigned (link). It gets worse: the names of candidates are being kept secret.

Of course they are. Because the elections are purely ceremonial in order for Bush to save face. What Mr. Bush fails to realize is that democracy can't simply be willed into existence. It needs to be real. This process is wholly UNreal.

Informed Comment has more.