July 30, 2006
— Ace Maybe not.
Updated: 6:07 p.m. ET July 30, 2006
KINSHASA, Congo - Millions of Congolese voted enthusiastically in their first free elections in over 40 years on Sunday, hoping to end years of war, corruption and chaos that have brought the mineral-rich African giant to its knees.
U.N. officials and foreign observers said turnout was high and voting was mostly orderly and peaceful at the landmark polls, aimed at turning the page on a 1998-2003 war that sucked in six neighboring states and killed 4 million people.
Seems like a miracle that people are peacefully voting in such a wretched part of the world. But here they are, headed for the ballot box:
Except for John Kerry - he's happy with a perm, a smoothie, and his karaoke room at home with closed circuit.
Posted by: John at July 30, 2006 05:18 PM (30uPm)
Posted by: Christopher Taylor at July 30, 2006 05:31 PM (FuM7z)
what are the odds of anything except a corrupt incompetent regime that either becomes or falls to a dictator/general/president for life
Posted by: at July 30, 2006 05:42 PM (7iHyO)
Posted by: spurwing plover at July 31, 2006 04:18 AM (760E/)
Yes, the war sucked, not only in the Congo, but in six neighboring states as well.
(Sorry, I just felt the juvinile dimension had yet to be aired on this topic. )
Posted by: a guy in pajamas at July 31, 2006 04:37 AM (8UM23)
Hamas elections proved this.
UN officials mean crap. They are supposed to guarantee an honest election when they are over there raping young girls themselves. It seems some of the world has already forgotten that they did that in Bosnia, Burundi, Haiti, Liberia - just to name a few.
Hand counting ballots should lead to fair, accurate results. Right.
Posted by: Pixelflash at July 31, 2006 07:58 AM (O+1/6)
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