Elections are coming, this I know, cuz the Prime Minister told me so.
Standing beside Iraq’s interim Prime Minister Ayad Allawi, President Bush on Thursday denied that he has sugar-coated the situation in Iraq and said that elections are possible as scheduled in January despite ongoing violence â€œbecause the prime minister told me they are.â€
Earlier the Prime Minister told Congress:
Elections will occur in Iraq on time in January because Iraqis want elections on time,â€ Allawi told a joint meeting of Congress, an appearance that President Bushâ€™s advisers hoped would ease American votersâ€™ doubts about the troubled campaign in Iraq.
Despite struggles and setbacks, â€œthe values of liberty and democracyâ€ are taking hold in Iraq, Allawi said. â€œWe could hold elections tomorrowâ€ in 15 of 18 provinces, Allawi said, even though terror operatives hope to disrupt them.
Those three Iraqi provinces are Broward, Volusia, and Palm Beach which is currently trending very heavy for Pat Buchanan.