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tocqueville Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-15-05 07:35 PM
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Iraq misses constitution deadline, US ambassador blames weather
US ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad blamed the August 8 sandstorm for Iraqi politicians missing the deadline, though the country was saved from a political crisis by just a few minutes.

"We recognize that the three days lost because of the recent sandstorm set back the schedule of deliberations," Khalilzad said in a statement, adding "and that Iraqi leaders determined that a seven-day extension was needed to resolve remaining issues and to fine tune the language of the draft to avoid errors."

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20050815/ts_afp/iraq_050815...
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karlrschneider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-15-05 07:37 PM
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1. A once-in-a-century meteorological event, no doubt...
:eyes:
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politicaholic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-15-05 07:39 PM
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2. "avoid errors." *pfft* - that's rich...
The whole war is an error.
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marcus_b Donating Member (113 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-15-05 07:41 PM
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3. Probably sunspots.
They will never run out of excuses.
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GoBlue Donating Member (930 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-15-05 08:01 PM
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4. WHAT??
This is a change. Why not blame the Democrats?
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