Is this something like “a little bit pregnant?” Rumsfeld is suggesting that the prospective elections in Iraq could be held in limited areas if security isn’t up to snuff Reuters.
“If there were to be an area where the extremists focused during the election period, and an election was not possible in that area at that time, so be it. You have the rest of the election and you go on. Life’s not perfect,” Rumsfeld told the Senate Armed Services Committee
…Under questioning on prospects for elections amid the rising violence, Rumsfeld first said, “I shouldn’t be saying this because I just don’t know enough about it. It’s something the ambassador is working on.”
But the Pentagon chief said there could be a situation where an election could be held in “three-quarters or four-fifths of the country. But in some places you couldn’t because the violence was too great.”
Tell me, how is this democracy or “free and fair elections,” as Shrub has been saying on the stump? It isn’t free or fair if the people being terrorized in the no-go zones cannot go out and vote. It’s not their fault that the neighborhoods in which they live are hell-holes of violence, courtesy of the invasion/occupation.