More constitution thoughts
Even Omar, normally of optimal outlook, considers doubt:
it's not like the January elections when they had 111 slates from all colors of the political spectrum to choose from but now they're left to choose between a constitution they don't agree with all its contents and a possible dangerous political vacuum in case they reject the constitution. more
Political vacuum? In Iraq? But Iraq is the political hub of the world right now! Why else would an "Iraq Constitution" google news search show up 50,700 results and "US constitution" only show up 26,400? Optimistically speaking, one might approach it as the perfect test for "emergent democracy". Ie a chance to rebuke second rate goods and write a proper constitution.
But then, one would need to be prepared to convince oneself.