. . . Tuesday November 2, 2004

Are They Watching in Iraq?

While many pundits have tried and failed to explain the undecideds in this country (and one imagines there are still a handful of them scratching their heads as they search for their polling places), the ones in Iraq might be a bit easier to understand.

Month after month without basic services or security, and with increasing violence and desperate unemployment, have left Iraq’s soon-to-be voting public ambivalent about the U.S. election.

Between Bush and Kerry, it’s pretty much a dead heat. On the other hand, its a landslide when it comes to another question. Do you care who wins the U.S. election? More than 60% of Iraqis say no.

Concentration is important!