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

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by zimv20, Oct 13, 2003.

  1. zimv20 macrumors 601


    Jul 18, 2002

    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


    Jul 23, 2002
    Jobs' Spare Liver Jar
    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

    Jul 4, 2003
    Terlingua, Texas
    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


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