No one could have quite foreseen, except perhaps most people, how poorly Dick Cheney's special love, Ahmad Chalabi would do. Josh (can I call you Josh?) has the breakdown:
NBC reports that Chalabi got less than 1% of the vote in his sometimes country. And the article at the MSNBC website contains some choice schadenfreudious electoral nuggets.
Out 2.5 million votes cast in Baghdad, Chalabi clocked in at a rather anemic 8,645 votes. Anbar province, the center of the Sunni insurgency, was never going to be Chalabi's base. But you'd have thought there might be more than 113 voters who'd vote for the guy. The list on: Basra, .34 percent of the vote.
That's not much purple. Apparently, there are not even people in Iraq that care enough about Chalabi to waste a suicide bomb on him.
What sayeth succubi Judith Miller?