It appears that the United States has rejected an early Iraqi census in what has been termed the "New Iraq". The New York Times reported on December 4, 2003 that "Iraqi census officials devised a detailed plan to count the country's entire population next summer and prepare a voter roll that would open the way to national elections in September. But American officials say they rejected the idea, and the Iraqi Governing Council members say they never saw the plan to consider it."
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- Bill Berkowitz, Bombing and blasting while cutting and running. 'Operation Iron Hammer' aims to keep lid on resistance until after election, WorkingForChange, November 26, 2003: "Now, in one of the more cynical twists to the entire cockamamie Iraq saga, the Bush Administration has decided that come June 2004, it will turn over authority in Iraq to a provisional government. No constitution will be in place; no elections will have been held; the resistance will still be resisting. After June 2004, the U.S. -- especially the military -- will remain in Iraq as 'invited guests'. ... In effect, the Bush Administration is 'cutting and running'."
- Joel Brinkley, U.S. Rejects Iraqi Plan to Hold Census by Summer, New York Times, December 4, 2003.
- Matthew Rothschild, Rigging Iraq's Elections, The Progressive, December 5, 2003.