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slipslidingaway Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-20-07 01:06 AM
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"The Arabic draft, which was written on January 15, 2007, refers to three annexes that are not included in the draft I have in hand. Those annexes are very important and actually part of the law. Despite the fact that all international agencies and newspapers said the Cabinet has approved the law and will pass it soon to the parliament for ratification, and the CNN said in its Arabic news bulletin, January 28, 2007, that the Iraqi Parliament is scheduled to discuss the constitution draft on February 10, it is quite surprising to hear some of those concerned with this law claim the annexes have not been finished to this day (i.e. January 27, 2007). No one can buy the claims that annexes are unfinished until now. The only reasonable possibilities are either the annexes do exist but need to be approved by higher authorities inside or outside Iraq, or they are complete and approved but those responsible would rather pass them under the table. There is though a very slim chance that the bill was passed to the national assembly without annexes! Mind you, the English draft above had no annexes as well. The secrecy and attempts to pass the law as if it were any other ordinary bill not only do they stir bafflement, they also invoke questions about what could be hatched in the dark and could place officials under huge and legitimate doubts.

Through a number of sources I laid my hand on a copy of the law I am discussing here. To the best of my knowledge, this bill is the final version and it is the one that will be passed to the national assembly. Once changes occur, notes will be changed accordingly."
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  -The New Iraqi Oil Law: Leaked slipslidingaway  Feb-20-07 12:33 AM   #0 
  - W got his oil for his world buds  Erika   Feb-20-07 12:37 AM   #1 
  - When will anyone in Congress wake up? There certainly has not  slipslidingaway   Feb-20-07 12:52 AM   #4 
  - W is making enemies that will last generations.  Jack Sprat   Feb-20-07 01:01 AM   #7 
  - Yes, competent at generating terrorists and profits for some n/t  slipslidingaway   Feb-20-07 01:18 AM   #12 
  - "W is making enemies that will last generations." That's a fact as my  Auntie Bush   Feb-20-07 08:38 PM   #33 
  - They may have their oil but the instability * caused greatly threatens their ability  mod mom   Feb-20-07 08:34 AM   #21 
  - It was easy to see this coming  Jack Sprat   Feb-20-07 12:51 AM   #2 
  - Agree and welcome to DU :) n/t  slipslidingaway   Feb-20-07 12:54 AM   #5 
  - That's it in a nutshell. And, don't forget that huge Embassy--bet  snappyturtle   Feb-20-07 04:55 PM   #32 
  - The silence in the US re- Iraq oil contracts has been deafening. nt  snot   Feb-20-07 12:51 AM   #3 
  - Yes!! n/t  slipslidingaway   Feb-20-07 12:55 AM   #6 
  - one small exception here proves your point  dennisnyc   Feb-20-07 09:12 AM   #24 
  - those BP and Exxon Mobile advertising dollars are well spend on channels with News whores  Supersedeas   Feb-20-07 02:09 PM   #31 
  - On a related note, did you catch this?  Emit   Feb-20-07 01:04 AM   #8 
  - No and thanks for posting, I see it only had a few 'R's' Also  slipslidingaway   Feb-20-07 01:14 AM   #11 
     - Thanks for mentioning that post I made  Emit   Feb-20-07 01:25 PM   #28 
        - YW, sorry they did not receive the needed attention. Do you  slipslidingaway   Feb-20-07 01:51 PM   #29 
  - More discussion at the link below.  slipslidingaway   Feb-20-07 01:06 AM   #9 
  - The "Entitlement Class" strikes again.  TahitiNut   Feb-20-07 01:07 AM   #10 
  - I thought we were fighting the bad guys :(( n/t  slipslidingaway   Feb-20-07 01:20 AM   #13 
  - Love your quotations (Acton & Burke). nt  snot   Feb-20-07 01:22 AM   #14 
  - So It Was The Oil  lligrd   Feb-20-07 01:50 AM   #15 
  - the redacted sections make interesting reading  TheBaldyMan   Feb-20-07 05:30 AM   #16 
  - "Smirk, smirk, smirk." - Commander AWOL  SpiralHawk   Feb-20-07 05:53 AM   #17 
  - Bush's Iraq War: Making the World Safe for ...Exxon Mobile  farmbo   Feb-20-07 06:33 AM   #18 
  - PSAs are probably necessary in Iraq  GreenZoneLT   Feb-20-07 08:32 AM   #19 
  - these improvements could be done with  dennisnyc   Feb-20-07 09:09 AM   #23 
  - You are arguing Bush's strategy for him. Bravo.  Leopolds Ghost   Feb-20-07 11:13 AM   #25 
  - Infrastructure is indeed destroyed and needs capital to be repaired...  JackRiddler   Feb-24-07 08:07 AM   #38 
  - GreenZoneLT... is that meant literally?  JackRiddler   Feb-24-07 08:22 AM   #39 
  - Haven't you heard? It was never about oil!!!  dogday   Feb-20-07 08:34 AM   #20 
  - Raed Jarrar is on Democracy Now! today with  dennisnyc   Feb-20-07 08:41 AM   #22 
  - Thank you!!! Direct link to interview.  slipslidingaway   Feb-20-07 01:06 PM   #27 
  - Sad that so few DUers have, or will, notice this or understand its significance  Leopolds Ghost   Feb-20-07 11:17 AM   #26 
  - So, it wasn't about terror vs democracy, but nationalized vs privatized  donkeyotay   Feb-20-07 02:08 PM   #30 
  - Why do you think they hate Chavez so much?  prolesunited   Feb-20-07 08:45 PM   #34 
     - That's why we should keep dragging the GOP back to Sept 10, 2001  donkeyotay   Feb-21-07 10:25 AM   #36 
  - K&R.nt  nam78_two   Feb-21-07 12:01 AM   #35 
  - Don't know if this has been mentioned somewhere else in this thread, and  Emit   Feb-24-07 02:18 AM   #37 
     - nice work emit - thanks - and thread K&R - n/t  JackRiddler   Feb-24-07 08:23 AM   #40 
        - Thanks. n/t  Emit   Feb-25-07 09:57 PM   #41 

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