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slipslidingaway Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-20-07 02:06 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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