Dueling memes

I’ve noticed two conflicting memes coming from the Scoffers (maybe that should replace “Stoppers”) following the Iraqi election:

1. Iraqis were in many instances “forced” to vote by American forces.

2. By the very act of going to the polls, Iraqis were repudiating the American presence in Iraq.

Come on, folks. Choose one or the other. You can’t have both.

Update: Check out the comments box for a report from David Aaronovitch (aka Zorro) on George Galloway’s refusal to appear with him on Newsnight.