The Deployment Diary

Monday, March 01, 2004

Iraq Constitution Has Checks and Balances

Under the interim constitution approved Monday, Iraq will be a federalist state with two official languages, a prime minister who runs the country's daily affairs and a president who can launch a war — but only with the approval of parliament.

"No one has absolute power," said Entifadh Qanbar, spokesman for Governing Council member Ahmad Chalabi. "After what we've been through, we're afraid of that."

I'll be interested in hearing and reading the commentary that will inevitably take place over this historic moment for the Iraqi people and this Administration. From this article, it appears to be good news and a move toward the right direction. I'll wait to make up my mind until I know more, however. Seems like a pretty positive article though - especially coming from the AP!

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