Funny how, in 2000, the absentee ballots of military personnel serving overseas were widely hailed as being important in determining the narrow electoral outcomes of military-heavy states like New Mexico and Florida. Funny how Bush was so adamant about waiting until all those (Republican) ballots got counted before declaring any winners.
Funny how, 4 years later, the absentee balloting of the 160,000 troops in Iraq and Afghanistan is in chaos and many of them will not end up being able to vote. Funny how no one in the Department of Defense or military seems too terribly concerned that these people – who, after 18 months of getting blown up, shot full of holes, burned, beheaded and reviled, might not be so Republican anymore – won't be casting ballots.
It is truly an amazing coincidence, and you would be a fool and a terrorist to assert otherwise.