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Inside the Iraqi Constitution

August 25th, 2005 Leave a comment Go to comments

Inside the Iraqi constitution: 3 main points still in dispute – Yahoo! News

Yahoo has an in depth article covering the ins-and-outs of the Iraqi constitution currently being debated by the interim government. You’ll probably see a lot of coverage out there on this constitution, but this isn’t a moment-by-moment slug fest coverage a la CNN, just a good look into what’s already done, what’s being debated, and where the country is headed.

On a related note, I read recently that Bush thought most Americans feel a near-future pullout of U.S. forces in Iraq would “weaken the United States.”

*blank stare*

Sorry, the sheer stupidity of that statement made me zone out in “whaaaa?” mode as I typed it.

A quote I read today on the mad Russian’s blog:

“Why, of course, the people don’t want war, why would some poor slob on a farm want to risk his life in a war when the best that he can get out of it is to come back to his farm in one piece. Naturally, the common people don’t want war; neither in Russia nor in England nor in America, nor for that matter in Germany. That is understood. But, after all, it is the leaders of the country who determine the policy and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy or a fascist dictatorship or a Parliament or a Communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same way in any country.”

-Hermann Goering April, 18, 1946

Now granted Goering was a Nazi, and I’m not trying to push anyone’s particular agenda or political views here. But don’t those last couple lines strike a scarily familiar tone for how our own government is portraying the situation?

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