Saturday, August 20, 2005

Bush's Islamic Democracy

Hey, remember how the latest noble cause Bush was peddling was that we invaded Iraq to foster the spread of Democracy in the middle east? Well, about that Iraqi democracy:
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - U.S. diplomats have conceded ground to Islamists on the role of religion in Iraq, negotiators said on Saturday as they raced to meet a 48-hour deadline to draft a constitution under intense U.S. pressure.

U.S. diplomats, who have insisted the constitution must enshrine ideals of equal rights and democracy, declined comment.

Shi'ite, Sunni and Kurdish negotiators all said there was accord on a bigger role for Islamic law than Iraq had before.

But a secular Kurdish politician said Kurds opposed making Islam "the", not "a", main source of law -- changing current wording -- and subjecting all legislation to a religious test.

"We understand the Americans have sided with the Shi'ites," he said. "It's shocking. It doesn't fit American values. They have spent so much blood and money here, only to back the creation of an Islamist state ... I can't believe that's what the Americans really want or what the American people want."

That's right boys and girls, we invaded Iraq so that they could write a constitution that made Islamic Law the supreme law of the land. In effect, creating an Islamic state. Is anyone surprised U.S. diplomats declined to comment?

I wonder how many in congress would have voted for this.