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All Iraqis are equal in their rights without regard to gender, sect

Over at TCP, I've posted the entire text of the new Iraqi (interim) Constitution. Funny interesting that today of all days Robert Fisk leads his column with: 'It's the same old Iraq, just a tiny bit worse than it was last month' Bite the chocolate, Fisk. [If you read the article, you'll understand]


Article 7A pretty much takes care of any gay marriage issues in Iraq.

I'm wondering how the "Islam is the state relgion and is regarded as part of the law-making process" (loosely paraphrasing here) will work with the "no discrimination with regard to sect or gender" bit.

or is being required to wear a burqa and not permitted to drive or hold certain jobs not considered discrimination?

Article 17.

It shall not be permitted to possess, bear, buy, or sell arms except on licensure issued in accordance with the law.

No pesky USAian 2nd Amendment discussions there!

Interesting...Article 23 not only incorporates a civil cause of action for violation of civil rights modeled on the US federal statute, but case law construing a good-faith exception to it as well. This appears somewhat typical: throughout the document there are numerous express guarantees that in the US were judicially derived from "penumbras and emanations" rather than the actual text.

Will read soon. BTW the more I read Fisk, the more I wonder if he's in the Saudi's pockets - or some other totalitarian regime. I wonder if anyone has taken a look at Fisk's finances.

Life is like a box of chocolates, you know . . . to quote a man much smarter and wiser in the ways of the world than Fisk. [Ed. - and he served in Vietnam, too. So he's qualified to be president!]

The "noise meme" is catching on. Since fewer are dying and being injured, more and more stories focus on how 'disconcerting to ordinary' Iraqis is the noise of helicopters, bombs, and gunfire is.

I find the noise of Fisk and other mediots profoundly disconcerting. Which is why I don't listen to it.