Iraqi turnout was about 61 percent and surpassed 66 percent in seven of Iraq’s 18 provinces, including key Sunni Arab-majority ones, according to initial estimates, election officials said Saturday.

Voter turnout for last american election: 60.3%, of which a dubious majority voted for Bush?

There is obviously something wrong with the way the political systems of America are functioning if a state, free of its dictator and voting in spite of terrorist threat, can turn out more citizens than a centuries old democracy – which concordantly triumphed in assigning leadership to the worst possible candidate, whose can be credited, among other things, with the following statement:

“See, in my line of work you got to keep repeating things over and over and over again for the truth to sink in, to kind of catapult the propaganda.” —George W. Bush, Greece, N.Y., May 24, 2005

“I’m looking forward to a good night’s sleep on the soil of a friend.” —George W. Bush, on visiting Denmark, Washington D.C., June 29, 2005

“We discussed the way forward in Iraq, discussed the importance of a democracy in the greater Middle East in order to leave behind a peaceful tomorrow.” —George W. Bush, Tbilisi, Georgia, May 10, 2005

“I’m going to spend a lot of time on Social Security. I enjoy it. I enjoy taking on the issue. I guess, it’s the Mother in me.” —George W. Bush, Washington D.C., April 14, 2005

“In terms of timetables, as quickly as possible — whatever that means.” —George W. Bush, on his time frame for shoring up Social Security, Washington D.C., March 16, 2005

Did we really elect him? Let’s hope the Iraqi people, though they are taking lessons from us, have the commonsense to wait a few centuries before electing their village idiot.