Friday, September 30, 2005

Last Chance for Iraq


...Bush was asking Hakim to make concessions that the Sunni Arab negotiators themselves did not consider sufficient. Hakim's idea of women's rights is very different from what Bush wanted, but the President did not know enough to respond to the cleric. The Hakim episode reveals just how clueless the President and his advisers are about the divisions in Iraqi society.

...the President's personal intervention into the Middle East bargaining was predictably feckless...

...The constitution has many flaws, but it provides a peace plan that might work, and it is therefore the most positive political development in Iraq since the fall of Saddam Hussein from power.

Clueless, feckless. Oh, how I love to have my prejudices reinforced.

This article is critical of the Bubble Boy administration, but also describes how the constitution may lead to peace in Iraq.


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