Iraqi elections will be on time

by on January 12th, 2005

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=578&ncid=578&e=1&u=/nm/20050112/ts_nm/iraq_usa_dc

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Delaying Iraq’s elections beyond Jan. 30 would give insurgents a tactical victory and provide no guarantee that security there would improve, Bush administration officials said on Wednesday.

“We want to make sure that there is as broad participation as possible in those elections. I think we all recognize that the election is not going to be perfect,” said White House spokesman Scott McClellan.

Two senior officials who briefed reporters at the White House said the elections must go forward and would ultimately be judged legitimate.

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