It now seems likely that Iraqi voters have ratified a new federal Constitution. No doubt things are turning a corner, we can see the light at the end of the tunnel, etc. We can be certain that this carefully crafted compromise will augur well for democracy and human rights in Iraq, and will certainly avert sectional strife and bloody civil war.
… because, hey, that’s worked out so well in the past. Right?
- GT 2005-09-17: International Ignore the Constitution Day
- GT 2005-09-02: Definition 2
- GT 2005-07-04: Burn, baby, burn
Postscript, added 2005-10-18
to the barricades 2005-10-18 wonders whether the vote was fraudulent:
It seems apparent that something highly unusual, possibly fraud, has occured with regard to the recent referendum. First off, with regard to the Sunni provinces, who not only showed up in large numbers (153% more than in January) but according to results, the majority voted in favor of the consitution which is against all predictions and indicating factor
For myself, I wonder why an “honest” election would make the imposition of a statist Constitution on those who do not consent to it any more legitimate. Since when did anarchists start believing in government elections?