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NYP: IRAQ'S DEMOCRATIC DIVISIONS, by Amir Yaheri
New York Post ^ | September 26, 2005 | AMIR TAHERI

Posted on 09/26/2005 5:14:00 AM PDT by OESY

The next vote in Iraq is the Oct. 15 referendum on the nation's constitution, but the political elite is already turning its attention to the general elections scheduled for December.

Most Iraqi politicians now expect the constitution to be approved; fears have faded that Sunni Arabs might manage to vote it down. The optimism rises from several developments.

First, as more and more Sunni Arabs read the proposed text, now widely distributed, they realize it is not as bad as some of their self-styled leaders claimed. The latest suicide-killer attacks have also come as a wake-up call to Sunnis not to let terrorists provoke a sectarian war.

A passionate plea for national unity came Sept. 16 from Sheik Mahmoud al-Sumaidaei, the spiritual leader of Sunni Arabs. Speaking at the Um al-Qura Mosque in Baghdad, al-Sumaidaei called for a national conference to find a common strategy against terror. "We don't need others to come across the border and kill us in the name of defending us," he said, a reference to Arab terrorists who have joined the insurgency under the banner of al Qaeda. "We reject the killing of any Iraqi."

Almost at the same time, a suicide-bomber, who turned out to be a Saudi, killed 12 worshippers at a mosque in Tuz Khormato, north of Baghdad. All those killed were Turcomans, proving al-Sumdaidaei's contention that the terrorists had embarked on a campaign of indiscriminate massacre.

The parading of captured Arab terrorists on TV has brought home another truth: The "insurgency" is mainly a foreign invasion by forces that wish to impose on Iraq a Taliban-style government. "The insurgency has nothing to do with Iraqis"....

Prospects for the constitution's passage have also improved as a result of a decision by the maverick cleric... Sadr not to call for a "no" vote....

(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...


TOPICS: Editorial; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; allawi; dulaimi; hakim; ina; iraq; jaafari; kurds; nationalalliance; pachachi; patroticforces; sadr; shaalem; sumaidaei; sunnis; un

1 posted on 09/26/2005 5:14:04 AM PDT by OESY
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To: OESY
Iraq's future looks optimistic while the Islamonazi and Ba'athist fascist terrorists fight a desperate last gasp battle to derail the country's democracy. Assuming the new Constitution gets approved next month, we may see the corner turning in what has been a violent period in Iraq. That in turn, will drain the steam building up behind America's pro-terrorist domestic front. Things are looking up indeed.

(Denny Crane: "Sometimes you can only look for answers from God and failing that... and Fox News".)
2 posted on 09/26/2005 5:24:11 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: OESY
I printed and read the draft of the Iraqi Constitution and it is very good. Unlike the Original US Constitution, women have the right to vote and slavery is illegal. Don't flame me, I love our Constitution but our forefathers were not perfect. Over the past several hundred we have managed to correct many of the mistakes that were made. Let's give the Iraqi's some time to get their Constitution in place.

When the Iraq's vote to implement their new Constitution, the msm will ignore it.
3 posted on 09/26/2005 5:30:37 AM PDT by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorist savages - In Honor of Standing Wolf)
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To: USS Alaska

The Saudi's must be really upset about the Iraq constitution making slavery illegal.


4 posted on 09/26/2005 5:48:04 AM PDT by Proud_USA_Republican
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To: OESY

If they try and execute Saddam very speedily, and ratify the constitution, IMO the violence will close to disappear.


5 posted on 09/26/2005 5:53:06 AM PDT by tkathy (Tyranny breeds terrorism. Freedom breeds peace.)
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To: USS Alaska

When the media fails to bring attention to this story. Then it will signal the end of the Iraq war and the success of the coalition forces . Contrarian indicators can be applied to the sentiment of the media the same way they are applied to financial markets.


6 posted on 09/26/2005 6:20:05 AM PDT by bubman
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