Well, seems I spoke too soon this morning when I said the interim Iraqi constitution would be signed “in a couple of hours.” Five Shi’ite clerics refused to sign the charter today, saying the document didn’t give the Shi’a enough power in a newly sovereign Iraq. Think of this process as Iraqi football — a game where the the rules get rewritten in the fourth quarter by the team that’s furthest ahead. The Shi’a are about to score a touchdown.
The Bush administration chose not to attack alleged terrorist positions in Northern Iraq two years before Operation Iraqi Freedom so they’d have a good reason to go to war. it’s likely that more than 700 Iraqis are now dead because of that decision.