January 2005 Archives

Jan 29 16:26:00 2005

I hope they aren't this stupid.

So i hear on the news that the method of preventing expatriate Iraqis from voting twice is to dye their right index finger purple, with a dye that will take about 3 days to disappear.
One has to hope that this procedure will not also be implemented in Iraq, where publicly-declared death threats aimed at voters are quite common, such as voting info signs have been ripped down and replaced with warnings against voting.
So, in this environment, it seems grossly obvious marking voters with purple dye would make it really easy for the "bad guys" to identify who to attack.
Maybe the US government really doesn't want Iraqis to vote.
Does anyone know if they are going to use this same method in Iraq?

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