Thursday, October 13, 2005

A Bogus "Deal" on the Iraqi Constituion

I think the New York Times editorial board is way too hopeful here. This "agreement" between a subset of the Sunnis and the Kurds/Shia on the Iraq contitution -- vote for it now, and maybe you can amend it later -- is a sucker's deal of historic proportions. All it will do is kick the can further down the road. As soon as the Sunnis try their hand at amending the document to better reflect their wishes some time next year and find themselves voted down along sectarian lines, we'll be right back where we started. Pissed and frightened Sunnis turning a blind eye to the Sunni-led insurgency attacks on other Iraqi civilians, leading to the threat of all-out civil war.

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