Thursday, August 25, 2005


In Iraq, a third deadline passed on Thursday without a constitution that Sunni Arabs can stomach. Shiites are threatening to take the document to a vote this fall -- even if Sunni boycott the elections. According to The New York Times:
Barring some last-minute deal, the decision by the Shiites to move ahead without the Sunni Arabs would mark a huge blow to efforts by the Bush administration to bring the leaders of the Sunni community into the negotiations over the Iraqi constitution.
Meaning more mess. The Bush Administration insists that democracy is messy, and that the new Iraqi government will be good for women, good for peace. The Bush Administration also insisted that Iraqis would greet Americans as liberators; that the insurgency would be dead by now; that the U.S. would have no more than 30,000 troops in Iraq by the end of 2003.

None of those things came to pass, either.

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