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Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Just Lovely...

The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace has translated and posted the draft version of the Iraqi Constitution. An excerpt:
1. Anyone who has Iraqi nationality is considered an Iraqi citizen, with all rights and duties according to law.

2. An Iraqi may not be deprived of his nationality nor exiled or deported unless it is proven in a trial that he provided false essential information that resulted in his being granted nationality.

3. Any individual with another nationality (except for Israel) may obtain Iraqi nationality after a period of residency inside the borders of Iraq of not less than ten years for an Arab or twenty years for any other nationality, as long as he has good character and behavior, has no criminal judgment against him from the Iraqi authorities during the time of his residency on the territory of the Iraqi republic.

4. An Iraqi may have more than one nationality as long as the nationality is not Israel.

Well isn't that lovely. Nothing like a newly minted democracy with that fresh scent of tolerance in the air.

20 Comments:

Blogger The Town Crier said...

Thank you all the jews who voted for bush because he is fighting terror and liberating a country full of arabs who hate us.

9:29 PM  
Blogger The Town Crier said...

in other news i read somwheres six sick iraqi kids were treated this week in israeli hospitals...

9:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The good news is that this means Iraq officially recognizes Israel as a nation!

Intolerance against the nation of Israel is probably better than intolerance against the "evil Zionist entity."

9:53 PM  
Anonymous Lumpy Rutherford said...

The good news is that this means Iraq officially recognizes Israel as a nation!

Excellent point! Are they excluding Iraqi Jews from the Diaspora?

9:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

anything to justfy yourselves...

10:04 PM  
Anonymous Lumpy Rutherford said...

I just loved (gag) this smarmy post at: http://www.balloon-juice.com/?p=4974

John Newquist Says:

“there are millions of Palestinians, born in Palestine, that is occupied by Israel, that are not citizens of Israel. They can’t vote. If they could easily become citizens and vote, the government would be ~45% Arab Muslim, and would become a majority within a generation. Instead it is something around 0%. It is a state that very much resembles the former South Africa.”

10:06 PM  
Anonymous Lumpy Rutherford said...

anything to justfy yourselves...

I know. Why don't you have a steaming cup of STFU?

10:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sad but unsurprising. BTW, nice blog.

10:16 PM  
Blogger Classmate-Wearing-Yarmulka said...

Israelis (and I) I don't care they can't become citizens in Iraq, it's not as if 1000 years of anti-semitism will go away because Iraq is turning (slowly) into a democracy.

As long as the new Iraq isn't threatening Israel with Scuds or sponsoring suicide attacks in Tel Aviv, I think I can handle the anti-israel laws.

10:17 PM  
Blogger Christopher Trottier said...

Jews are bad.

10:43 PM  
Blogger Krum as a bagel said...

christopher trottier is ugly.

10:49 PM  
Anonymous Lumpy Rutherford said...

Christopher Trottier is goofy looking. But you knew that.

10:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

classmate, do you think it has to do with iraq not allowing israelis as much as it is illustrative of obvious animosity towards israel?

11:07 PM  
Blogger rockofgalilee said...

I think this proves that democracy is not the end all for making a good country. In a democracy you can vote to support terrorism. That doesn't make it right.

5:37 AM  
Blogger Classmate-Wearing-Yarmulka said...

You can't undo something completly rooted in your culture by simply wrighting up a Constitution...

I simply don't care...

I never heard W say that we are going into Iraq so that it will have great relations with Israel...

8:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ah but yall voted for bush so that saddam wouldnt send 50 bux the parents of a suicide bomber (hardly a motivation for the kid cuz he's ded anyways)
now we got a country full of insurgents and free iraqis who still hate israel, just like all the other arab nations in the region

9:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

doesnt sound like a democracy to me

9:16 AM  
Blogger Still Wonderin' said...

"doesnt sound like a democracy to me"

...sounds like they're free to hate jews.

11:23 AM  
Blogger Balabusta in Blue Jeans said...

Not surprising.

Still exasperating.

3:09 PM  
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