Vote On Constitution Deferred

The Iraqi Parliament voted tonight to delay a decision on the draft constitution submitted yesterday by Shiite and Kurdish negotiators for three more days, to allow further negotiations with the Sunni minority.
As we’ve repeatedly predicted, negotiations are likely to continue until the last possible moment. Ultimately the question is, is Iraq really a country? Before the war started, this was my biggest worry: that “Iraq” might be just a fiction that would fall apart as soon as the Saddamite tyranny was destroyed. But that seems not to be the case. All of the parties appear to be united on the main point: there really is a country called Iraq, and they really are debating its future.
As long as that remains true, I am pretty confident that the outcome of the current bargaining will be positive.
Via Power Line News.


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