Monday, August 15, 2005

Iraqi Constitution struggles

Juan Cole has the latest on the negotiations over the Iraqi constitution, which was supposed to be ratified today, but probably won't.

I'm no expert on the internal political dynamics in Iraq, but I think it's safe to say that whatever document gets drawn up won't change the situation on the ground. It might actually make things worse if the Shiites are granted autonomy alongside the Kurds, essentially relegating the Sunnis to a pitiful, unviable government in Baghdad.