Thursday, August 25, 2005

Shouts for the return of Saddam Hussein from angry Sunni's

BAGHDAD -- A new draft constitution that would transform Iraq into a loose federal union sparked celebrations yesterday in the streets of the Shi'ite south and an angry rally in the Sunni Arab heartland, where some chanted for the return of Saddam Hussein

Many Sunni Arabs want Iraq to remain under a strong central government. Sunnis dominated Iraq until the overthrow of Hussein in 2003, and extremists among them make up most of Iraq's insurgency. Sunnis overwhelmingly boycotted national elections in January, leaving them with little clout as Iraq writes its new constitution. Many fear federalism will complete their marginalization, stranding them in a weak, resource-poor region between the Kurdish north and Shi'ite southwest.

Although the draft constitution has yet to be approved, its presentation Monday kept Iraq roughly on a US-backed timeline that requires that the document be put to a popular vote by Oct. 15. Voter approval of the constitution would mean elections for a new, full-term assembly in December. Rejection would mean dissolving the current transitional government and parliament and electing new transitional bodies that would make another try at a constitution.

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4 Comments:

Blogger G_in_AL said...

Many Sunni Arabs want Iraq to remain under a strong central government.

Just so all those pesky minorities would be kept under control. Of course, the Sunnis assume that THEY would control this centralist governemnt.

August 25, 2005 12:51 pm  
Blogger _H_ said...

hehehe , you never know G you may find reincarnation exists and you come back as a minority :-)

why shouldnt the Sunni's have a right of VETO as well as all the other groups

YOU have a Veto in the UN , if 120 countries say black is black and the US decides that infact black is white then you can over rule the entire world

so can we and 3 others

double standards again

you have to protect all the ethnic groups in Iraq

if the Shia through there larger population gain overall control to such a degree that the sunni voice does not even matter , then the civil war we have no will be seen as a picnic

you have to allow people a democratic voice that counts

if you keep it as is , it will not be a democratic iraq , it will be a Shia iraq , so why would the Sunni's put down there guns and talk ?

whats in it for them ?

August 25, 2005 6:16 pm  
Blogger G_in_AL said...

noooooooo, I am saying the Sunnis assume THEY would control the centralist government, and they want to have more control because in that region, THEY are the majority.

Other way around H.

August 26, 2005 1:39 pm  
Blogger _H_ said...

so G , another tough one for you (to elp me understand your view which i still dont really)

what is the ideal iraq for you ...

a united iraq
or 3 seperate iraqs

??

August 26, 2005 7:16 pm  

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