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40+ year old former teacher, linguist, interrogator, soldier, and lastly convict. We all do stupid things every once and awhile. I am an economic conservative and a firm believer in civil rights. Starting a new life now and frankly not sure what I am going to be doing.

16 August 2005

No constitution....Okay.

So the Iraqis have not met the "deadline" for having their new constitution finished. Various pundits are wailing that this is a sign of the failure of the Bush plan to establish a new government. Bull Crap. This is, if nothing else, a sign that the people working on this constitution are trying to get it right. They could have rushed something together to meet the deadline with the thought they could modify it later. (sort of like Microsoft with any Windows update.) Instead they said "Hey, we aren't done." Good, I would rather see them take more time than cludge something together that wouldn't work.
I really happy our guys took their time and did it right. And we still blew our first effort. (anyone remember the Articles of Confederation?)
The press, the US govt, and everyone else needs to back off and let these guys do it right. They are dealing with some very serious issues.

Israel is pulling out of the Gaza as we speak. This is a HUGE gamble for peace on the part of Sharon. Frankly I never would have guessed he would do it. But prehaps only someone as hardline as he is could get away with it. Sort of like the line, "Only Nixon could go to China." Only a hard core opponent can get away with it because anyone else would be seen as caving in. I hope it works out for them. Of course this still leaves the West Bank to deal with in the future but one step at a time.


Blogger The Zombie Lama said...

MSGovernment... now there's a freakin' nightmare!

11:19 AM  
Blogger Adrian said...


Damn Microsoft.

Im holding thumbs for the Iraqis, they deserve their freedom.

As for Israel, Im sure this will backfire in Sharons face, i wouldnt trust the palestinians as far as I could throw them. They cannot control Hamas.

12:37 PM  
Blogger Blue Girl, Red State said...

It will behoove us all to remember that Iraq has no history of democracy, and it has been rather jingoistic of the U.S. to impose democracy at the point of a gun, dictate when elections would be held (read Riverbend's blog, the elections weren't quite as successful as they have been touted here in the American press)

It also showed a great deal of American hubris to say "You need a constitution and it has to be ready by mid August."

That said, I too am glad they are taking their time to get it right, and I hope they succeed.

And Zombie lama: I'll have horrible nightmares about "MSGovernment 2.0" for weeks! Thanks a lot!

6:42 PM  
Blogger exMI said...

Sure it is a bit imperialistic to decide to impose a type of government on a peopel. but then Japan didn't have a history of democracy either. And it is equally imperialistic to impose western values like women's rights, our concept of human rights, and such like that on people too. But we do it.

7:48 PM  
Blogger The Zombieslayer said...

(sort of like Microsoft with any Windows update.)

Geez, I hope it's not like that. A Microsoft update is bound to break something else.

By the way, what do you think of investing in the Dinar? I've considered it. They do have a lot of oil and a very progressive people. I hope this all works out.

8:10 PM  
Blogger Jen said...

The simple fact that they are even at this place to be working these issues out at all is success. Maybe you cant see exactly where they are going yet, but you can look back and see where they have been.

8:42 PM  
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9:04 AM  
Blogger exMI said...

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10:27 AM  
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