Sunday, August 21, 2005

Iraq's constitution still stalled (but love is in the air)

Looks like another extension is in the works for the Iraqi constitution deadline:

One day before the deadline for Iraq's new constitution, Sunni Arab negotiators appealed Sunday to the United States and the international community to prevent Shiites and Kurds from pushing a draft charter through parliament without Sunni consent.

I say push it through. The Sunnis stayed home and pouted at election time so why should they be given any leverage now?

Meanwhile, the Red Cross was kind enough to deliver a letter from Saddam Hussein to his close friend and (surprise!) it got published in two Jordanian newspapers:

"My soul and my existence is to be sacrificed for our precious Palestine and our beloved, patient and suffering Iraq," the letter to an unidentified friend said.

"It is not much for a man to support his nation with his soul and all he commands because it deserves it since it has given us life in the name of God and allowed us to inherit the best."

All I can say is wow! We never heard a peep out of Saddam about his unrequited love for precious Palestine before the Iraq war. Must have been a secret crush. Palestine is playing it coy but they are clearly blushing!