Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Iraq's Constitution Adopted by Voters

Iraq's constitution was adopted by a majority in a fair vote during the Oct. 15 referendum, as Sunni Arab opponents failed to muster enough support to defeat it, election officials said Tuesday. A prominent Sunni politician called the balloting "a farce."
Link to ABC article

Tim: Good. Victory is indeed at hand. With this constitution, a legitimate government will be elected, and, more importantly, the Iraqi people will see that politics are a positive, empowering alternative to terror.

Pat: Just like they did last time. Look, we're a step closer to the point at which the administration figures it's politically acceptable to leave, and I appreciate that. Especially since only 34% of Americans believe the war was the correct thing to do now. So now we're just counting the days until we declare victory, pull out, and cross our fingers that nothing bad happens over there while we have a Republican in office.

Tim: It's unfortunate that the American people are growing frustrated with the war, but this news will bolster their support. This is real progress. And even if they don't come around, every day we get closer to the point where we can leave a stable Iraq.


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