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Iraqi Elections Broadcasts--A Compilation

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The following is a compilation of Iraqi pro-elections and unity clips that were aired on various Arab TV channels in recent months.Transcript follows:

Clip #493: An Iraqi Elections Broadcast

Al-Arabiya TV (Dubai) - 1/12/2005 - 00:00:51

US Army convoy leaves a desert. A little boy watches them go. He is joined by his friends. They play soccer.

Written on screen: They move on, and we stay.


Clip #478: Iraqi PM Iyad Allawi's Elections Broadcast

Al-Arabiya TV (Dubai) - 1/9/2005 - 00:00:54

Alawi: Hello, My name is Iyad Allawi, I am an Iraqi and a physician. When we physicians graduate, we take an oath to treat people and ease their pain. Therefore, we cannot stand by and watch the oppression and tyranny that have hurt Iraq. I have resisted this tyranny for over thirty years and I've been a target of attempted assassinations. I have returned to my country to take part in its rebuilding. Therefore, we have assembled a party to run in the elections and called it "The Iraqi List". It will create a new tomorrow for a strong Iraq.

Announcer: Vote for the Iraqi party and for Dr. Iyad Alawi for a strong leadership and a secure homeland!

Clip #453: An Iraqi Election Commercial
Al-Arabiya (Dubai), 01/02/05

An old man rounding a corner into an alleyway looks up and sees young, masked militants facing him down. A couple joins the old man. Slowly, more and more people join the old man.

Voiceover: On January 30, we meet our destiny and our duty. We are not alone, and we are not afraid. Our strength is in our unity; together we will work and together prevail.

Those joining the man now outnumber the militants. He nods and they move forward. The militants run away.

Written on screen: Don't worry about Iraq. We are its people. We will allow no one to deprive us of our rights. For the building of Iraq: Peace, freedom and democracy. The heroes of Iraq.

Clip #301: An Iraqi Election Commercial
Al-Iraqiya TV (Iraq) - 10/21/2004 - 00:00:49

Your vote is the future in order to restore Iraq's health, I will participate in the elections. Because we have a duty to build Iraq, I will participate in the elections. In order to bring back Iraq's color, I will participate in the elections. This land must flourish. This is Iraq! Your vote is the future!

Clip #324: Iraqi Police Support Broadcast
Al-Arabiya TV (Dubai) - 11/3/2004 - 00:00:45

Following is an Iraqi Police-Supported Broadcast
Today there are more than 100,000 policemen and others employed by the Iraqi security forces. Next year they will double in number, and will be better trained and prepared to face Iraq's enemies and the forces of darkness and crime. We are concerned about Iraq. We are its people. With your support, Iraq will become stronger. The heroes of Iraq.

Clip #333: Broadcast in Support of Iraqi Unity
Abu Dhabi TV - 11/8/2004 - 00:00:49

Broadcast in support of Iraqi unity

"Iraq If we are divided, we will not rule. Iraq – one homeland, one future."

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