February 27, 2010 1:40 PM

Iraqis poke fun at their election candidates' posturing

Analyzing, judging and — especially — mocking campaign posters has become a national pastime as Iraqis prepare to vote on March 7. Not only a way to needle the political elite, it's much safer for ordinary Iraqis to make fun of the 6,000 or so candidates than it is for them to voice their opinions on the issues: securing the nation, religious vs. nationalist agendas, rampant corruption, the lack of basic services and a dismal economy.

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