back in the real world (six days to go until the Iraqi election)
SLevinson at law.utexas.edu
Sun Oct 9 14:03:45 PDT 2005
I strongly recommend reading the following from today's Washington Post:
Note especially the last paragraph. Would it really be better if the
constitution passes because, say, only two provinces voted 2/3 against
it while the third voted, say, 60% against, or if it goes down because
the third reaches the 2/3 and forces renewed negotiations? Why should
Sunni opponents of the constitution (and I am not defending their
opposition) treat as legitimate a process that simply disregards their
opposition? Why isn't civil war marginally more likely if the
constitution is ratified with the vote described above than defeated?
I trust that what will occur next Saturday is more important than
whether Harriet Meirs (or someone marginally different from her) makes
it to the Supreme Court. So I intend to return to my prior role as a
daily nuisance re the news from Iraq.
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