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Disagreeable

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We know that the writing of the Iraqi Constitution is a farce: 1. They invited unelected Sunnis to participate; 2. The US Ambassador has been involved in writing some sections; and 3. There's no basis for the current extension. The Iraqi "law" says that if they needed an extension, they must have asked for it two weeks ago. They didn't, thus, this extension is not legal. If they ignore their own rules.....

But the Bush Bunch is desperate for anything they can claim as a victory.
Link below; my emphasis.

"“The Bush administration is trying to put its best face on the delay in agreeing on a constitution in Iraq, insisting "they are going to finish this."
President Bush and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice led the orchestrated U.S. effort to allay concerns that failure to meet the Monday midnight deadline was a setback.

In Baghdad, Iraqi leaders gave themselves another week to draft a new constitution, thereby raising questions whether Iraq's factions were capable of compromise.
The postponement appeared to be a rebuff to U.S. officials, who were pressing for a deal, if even an incomplete one, to maintain political momentum in face of a deadly insurgency.”

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“The drafting of the constitution, even with U.S help, exposed deeper divisions and resentments among Iraq's ethnic groups than the United States had bargained for.
Especially worrisome to the United States were demands last week for a self-governing Shiite region. Politically, majority Shiites have been the ones to benefit most from Saddam's ouster and the ones who have worked most closely with U.S. advisers.”


http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/special_packages/iraq/12391493.htm
 

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Sorry Dis, but not going to sign up for "The Mercury News".

Here is a link to a long read that you don't have to fill anything out to log on. Refreshingly different from the much touted gloom and doom.

http://www.windsofchange.net/archives/007358.php
 

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Cal said:
Sorry Dis, but not going to sign up for "The Mercury News".

Here is a link to a long read that you don't have to fill anything out to log on. Refreshingly different from the much touted gloom and doom.

http://www.windsofchange.net/archives/007358.php

Put all the make up on that pig that you want to, Cal, the fact still remains that the Iraqis didn't get a Constitiution written by their deadline. They illegally extended the deadline and have people not elected in their "free" election involved in writing the Constitution. All of these things point to a failure by the Bush Bunch. We're seeing more attacks on our troops and Iraqi civilians every day and we can't do anything about them because we don't have the troops. Iran is thumbing it's nose at us, sending weapons across the border to attack our soldiers and the Iraqi Shiites are making nice with them! It's a quagmire, a mess, a bottomless hole. We're coming out of Iraq; the question is when and how many more Americans will die before some politician has the guts to stand up and say "enough."
 

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