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Legal Disputes and Parliamentary Maneuvers

Someone was just describing to me what happened today in the Iraqi assembly with the approval of the cabinet ministers. I hope there are good, detailed accounts in the papers tomorrow. There was a bunch of back-and-forth about what exactly was the technically lawful way for going forward and debate about the correct parliamentary procedure of the sort we usually associate with Frist and Reid. I’m sure Maureen Dowd will complain at some point, “What’s wrong with these Iraqis–all they do is bicker about the law?” Anyone with any perspective, of course, will realize what a marvel this is to behold.

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