Praise for Iraqi elections in Guardian

George Galloway (These are Blair’s last days, May 3) refers to the “manipulated elections” in Iraq. I know the glorious “resistance” which he supports threatened to kill anyone who voted, but presumably that is not the manipulation he is thinking of. I notice too that he does not compare the recent elections with those in Iraq prior to 2003. Obviously no one was manipulating anything when his friend Saddam got 99% of the vote. What a pity those days are not still with us.
Prof Bob Borsley
University of Essex