Iraqi election returns coming in

Drudge is reporting that the election returns in Iraq are starting to come in.

For the first time in over 50 years, Iraqis have seen a ballot that didn’t look like this:

Iraq President– Check one:

( ) Saddam Hussein

( ) Pour acid in my eyes, pull out my fingernails, and slit my throat

So far, United Iraqi Alliance, backed by Iranian-born Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, leads with 1.1 million votes. The ticket headed by interim Prime Minister Ayad Allawi, a U.S.-backed secular Shiite, trailed second with more than 360,500 votes.

As soon as a vote for Pat Buchanan surfaces, we’ll know the Iraqi people are embracing freedom, Florida style!

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