- Unexpected (truly unexpected!)outcome: the Irish twit on this list
became a supporter of the U.S. military intervention in Iraq...he
saw a bit of video tape...people lining up to vote...cringing at the
sound of gunfire...but staying on line...and those rather ordinary
folks manning the polling stations...even if this enterprise
eventually goes to absolute shit...I'll say it was worth it.
Predictable outcome: The surrounding Arab States will begin
thinking about beefing up their internal security forces...looking
more toward the potential danger posed by their own people.
Likely outcomes :)...NOW will publish photos showing women forced to
vote at gunpoint...an increased use of anti-depressants by the
members of the NY Times Editorial board...crowing at Fox news...a
periodic smug look on the Texan's face....and so on
Unlikely outcome: A truly even-handed editorial at the Southern
Cross Review...wait, wait...that's a joke, Senor Smith...go ahead, I
really believe you can do it.