(or "take that Iraq! We're more screwed up then you are!")
Please below, a little snippet of a NY Times article originally posted on The Salon.
Congo, With Iraq in Mind, Faces Voting and Threats
BY MARC LACEY
Published: March 26, 2006
"Compared to the Congo, Iraq's elections were a walk in the park," said Ross Mountain, the United Nations official who helped run Iraq's elections and is now organizing a similar operation in Congo, a country more than five times as large, more than twice as populous — with scores more tribes and languages — and relatively few usable roads.
Mr. Mountain rattles off the many nightmarish difficulties he faces: getting ballots to remote villages, protecting voters from armed men who still prey on them and encouraging onetime warring parties to compete and, if the results do not go their way, to accept defeat.
The day of reckoning is June 18 — unless, that is, the date to elect a president and members of Parliament is postponed a third time.