U.S. Proposes Date for Iraqis to Start Planning for Self-Rule

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  1. zimv20 macrumors 601

    zimv20

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    link

    note that this is not a date by which iraq will self-rule, but rather a date by which the Iraq Governing Council must submit a plan.

    still, i'm glad dates are being discussed.
     
  2. pseudobrit macrumors 68040

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    Maybe they'll extend the date until March 2004, after which the council we be foced to accept next Feb 29 as a time to start planning to start planning.
     
  3. Desertrat macrumors newbie

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    I guess a Constitution would be a Good Thing, if Iraqis think it's really necessary.

    Joseph Sobran has a bit of a different view:


    "September 30, 2003

    The U.S. occupation of Iraq is getting seriously weird. The U.S. Government has served notice that the occupation won’t end until the Iraqis come up with a constitution, and Secretary of State Colin Powell thinks six months is a reasonable deadline. The Iraqis appointed to do the job say they’ll need at least a year.

    A year? The U.S. Constitution was banged out in a couple of months in the summer of 1787. Of course conditions were somewhat different. The delegates to our Philadelphia convention were sent by the 13 states, not chosen by a foreign power, and they had plenty of experience to guide their steps.

    It’s a little odd for an invading force to impose “self-government” on a conquered people. Self-government usually occurs when there are no foreigners specifying how it’s to be done."

    Full article at
    http://www.sobran.com/columns/2003/030930.shtml

    'Rat
     

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