Monday, March 14, 2005

Democracy in Iraq?

Once again, Juan Cole has the straight goods on this one. The reason that the Iraqis can't seem to get their government underway is the bizarre 2/3 "super-majority" that the Americans have set as a requirement. I think the initial idea was to protect minorities or something. The effective outcome in Iraq though is that the Kurdish minority is making demands that will continue to find no traction with the United Iraqi Alliance (UIA).