Monday, February 07, 2005

Oh, Shit.

Democracy will be great for women in Iraq. Really, really great.

With religious Shiite parties poised to take power in the new constitutional assembly, leading Shiite clerics are pushing for Islam to be recognized as the guiding principle of the new constitution.

Exactly how Islamic to make the document is the subject of debate.

At the very least, the clerics say, the constitution should ensure that legal measures overseeing personal matters like marriage, divorce and family inheritance fall under Shariah, or Koranic law. For example, daughters would receive half the inheritances of sons under that law.

On other issues, opinion varies, with the more conservative leaders insisting that Shariah be the foundation for all legislation.

Oh, shit.

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Anonymous said...

Say it with me now. Over 200 Billion dollars and counting, 1500 American's killed, 20K seriously wounded or medically 'evacuated', an Army gound into the dust, the Reserves being exhausted, families torn asunder, 100's of orphans, a 1000 widows, 100K civilian casulties and counting-- all for what? An Iranian model theocracy. Democracies are NOT theocracies, and Can never be. This is a monstrosity and the worst foreign policy disaster of our county's history. And it'll get far worse before we extract ourselves too.  

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