ThreeTwo. Topic: Iraq

From Holden:

Iraqi officials announced Tuesday they will seal the country’s borders, extend a nighttime curfew and restrict movement to protect voters during the Jan. 30 vote, which insurgents are seeking to ruin with a campaign of violence.

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After nearly three years of futile efforts by both U.S. and Iraqi forces to seal Iraq’s borders what makes them think they can find success now?

A private security company staffed by former elite U.S. special forces soldiers will provide security at polling places in the United States for people voting in Iraq’s Jan. 30 parliamentary election.

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Gee, our own police cannot provide security in this country? Do we need to privatize everything?