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Eugene Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-04-07 12:27 PM
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1. The U.S. could not do it even if it wanted to.
First, the U.S. does not have the legal authority or the political sway
to write Iraq's laws. Iraq is theoretically sovereign and it is up to
its elected government to change the law.

Second, Iraq's ruling Shiite coalition follows the guidance of Grand
Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani. You remember Sistani? He said that homosexuals
should be killed. Homosexuals are getting killed there.

It is taking all the influence America can muster just to get the Oil Law
passed so that Big Oil can take over Iraq's petroleum sector.

Finally, under the CPA, Bush & Co. pursued a more conservative agenda in
changing Iraq's legal code, outlawing abortion and imposing pro-business
laws. The Bush administration is not an instrument of progress in Iraq.
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