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Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Quagmire exploding?

The alleged Iraqi constitution appears to have thrown gasoline on the already roaring fires in Iraq. Shiites loyal to the SCIRI and Dawa parties which form the core of the ruling coalition have attacked the headquarters of other Shiites loyal to Moqtada al Sadr in Najaf. Al Sadr has asked his supporters in Parliament to resign. There were also big attacks by Sunni insurgents against Iraqi police in Baghdad. Billmon has lots more based on the Reuters story.

Also be sure to read Billmon's two posts on the recent comments from an Iraqi women's leader who was used as a stage prop during aWol's 2005 State of the Union address. Suffice it to say that she ain't happy about the alleged constitution which takes women's rights in Iraq back to the stone age (or the Taliban age).