Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Kudos to the Iraqi Parliament

"On Saturday afternoon in central Baghdad, Iraq's often raucous Parliament did something out of character. It voted to pass an actual piece of legislation. Just over half of the 275 members of Iraq's parliament voted in favor of a new de-Ba'athification law after months of obstruction by hard-line Shi'ites, effectively rolling back the previous order set by the American administration in 2003."

A few Baathists and Americans are not completely happy with the revision of the de-Baathification law, apparently because not all Baathists are allowed to work for the government - the murderers are excluded from this offer. Also, Baathist leaders still claim that they are the legitimate and sole representatives of the Iraqi people and will not stop fighting until they return to power. Yeah, good luck with that.

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