Tuesday, August 30, 2005

U.S. Envoy: Iraq Constitution May Change

"BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) - In a dramatic shift, the U.S. ambassador raised the possibility Tuesday of further changes to Iraq's draft constitution, signaling that the Bush administration has not given up its campaign to push through a charter that will be broadly accepted.

Also Tuesday, U.S. warplanes struck three suspected al-Qaida targets near the Syrian border, killing what the U.S. military called a "known terrorist." Iraqi officials said 45 people died, most in fighting between an Iraqi tribe that supports the foreign fighters and another that opposes them.

The nation's Sunni Arabs had demanded revisions in the constitution, finalized last weekend by the Shiite-Kurdish majority over Sunni objections. A Shiite leader said only minor editing would be accepted, because the draft was now ready for voters in an Oct. 15 referendum.

But Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad told reporters he believed "a final, final draft has not yet been, or the edits have not been, presented yet" - a strong hint to Shiites and Kurds that Washington wants another bid to accommodate the Sunnis."
My Way
I think they are just playing us, wasting time and running down the clock.


Blogger Pebble said...

I know e can't abandon them, but I sometimes feel like us just getting out of there and see how they do on their own. Stay or go we will be hated either way.
Sorry, I'm in a bad mood.

9:09 PM  
Blogger madtom said...

"Sorry, I'm in a bad mood."

You don't have to apologies, rant all you want, that's what this place is for. I know there are days that I just want to (((explode)))

9:49 PM  

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