The Corner

Democracy in Iraq

Regarding the coverage of Iraq’s parliament yesterday, I half expect to read a news story with something like this: “Yesterday the Iraqi parliament–the equivalent of the United States Congress–voted against accepting the United Nations resolution on weapons inspections in their country. Iraq’s freely elected president, Saddam Hussein–who won 100 percent of the vote, with 100 percent turnout in recent elections–has final veto power, however.”

No word on how the Iraqi parliament can move to override a veto, though I think it has something to do with U.S. Special Forces and tanks on the ground and jets in the air.

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