The CPA argues that it can't possibly hold actual elections in Iraq, because they don't have time to conduct a census and prepare voter rolls - while scotching Iraqi plans to do exactly 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.
The CPA are two-faced liars, afraid of democracy because they won't get to dictate the result. But worse for them, Iraqis now know it, and know that all the American talk of democracy and elections is just a mask for the installation of a puppet government. No wonder they're shooting people...