November 20, 2004

Buffoonish Relativism Watch

In Iraq shortly before the war, I had an icy conversation about Iraqi elections with one of Saddam's goons. "What do you mean by 'sham'?" he asked.

"Look, Saddam gets a lot of votes, but no one's running against him," I protested. "If you only have one candidate who can win, that's not a real election!"

Oops. I spoke too soon. The U.S. electoral system looks increasingly dysfunctional, and those of us who used to mock the old Soviet or Iraqi "elections" for lacking competition ought to be blushing.

Perspective, Mr. Kristof. Perspective. You badly need some.

UPDATE: The Captain digs into all the "Kristofian fantasy" in more detail.

Posted by Gregory at November 20, 2004 04:49 PM
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right on

Posted by: reliapundit at November 20, 2004 05:49 PM | Permalink to this comment Permalink

Disgusting. Just another hysterical Leftie with the gall to try to compare 'Amerikka' with Saddam's Iraq. It must be due to Bushitler sending all those dissenters to the gulag. Another chilling tale of John Ashcroft's American theocracy. Whoops, don't have him to blame anymore; gotta go find a new bogeyman as the liberals slip further away from relevance.

Posted by: Les Nessman at November 21, 2004 03:53 AM | Permalink to this comment Permalink

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