Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Constitution draft?

Link to a pdf (english) draft of the constitution via moron99. Please note I have not had a chance to even read let alone verify this yet, so do not know how accurate it is, or even if it is the real thing (or the whole thing, it's apparently the assoc press translation, which was only translated in part last week - posted here a few days ago so apologies if it's just exactly the same thing). I do know that Salam posted last week about several different versions which were presented to various parties, which the various parties did not expect to be different until they began comparing notes and realised they were being asked to consent to different things. Go figure. Anyway, am posting the pdf link for readers to view and evaluate at their own discretion.

One other thought, I had assumed the constitution was written in Arabic and then translated into english - but what if it has happened the other way around: written in english originally and then translated into Arabic and then tanslated back into english by the associated press? This might partly explain the different versions Salam mentioned and still makes me feel extremely uncomfortable about it all.

If anyone has anything else, please add. The sum of all of us creates ah, um, running out of eloquence - creates for more intelligence.

Waiting to find out what he photocopied - it couldn't be, could it?

UPDATE: damnit, something has happened to salam's blog - it won't display. Crap crap crap, I swear I was reading a note buried in amongst his minute by minute updates that he's seen the actual thing and that it looked hurriedly written and had lots of bits crossed out. B*gger. I hardly ever swear onlog but this wouldn't be the first time his site's been knocked over at a crucial moment.

Update update: phew, maybe it was just me, justzipit won't open in firefox right now at this end but can view it in ie. Well, at least part of it, all the archives have vanished.

Updated update: must've just been one of those minor hitches , all his archives are viewable again (in firefix too).


#8/31/2005 05:30:00 am Assalam Aleikom Blogger Truth About Iraqis

Dude, calm down.

Uncle Zal says this is not the "final, final draft".


#8/31/2005 07:17:00 pm Assalam Aleikom Blogger ihath


Emigre is a dudette and not a dude.

Here are links to the arabic version of the constitution that I got from Tara (

#8/31/2005 09:40:00 pm Assalam Aleikom Blogger Moron99

The informal poll at aliraqi (an Iraqi expat forum) is running 30@yes and 18@no.

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