Saturday, January 12, 2008

A Closer Look and That New De-bathification Law

It would be more accurate, I suppose, to say Re-bathification. Anyway, the wingnuts are chortling about the new law passed today that will supposedly allow for more re-conciliation between Sunni's And Shia' . While it looks good at a distance, when you get up close, not so good.

Baghdad - Voices of Iraq

Saturday , 12 /01 /2008 Time 8:44:10

Baghdad, Jan 12, (VOI) – The Iraqi parliament approved on Saturday the accountability & justice draft law by overwhelming majority amidst rejection by four blocs.

"The draft law was approved with the new amendments introduced to it by overwhelming majority of members of parliament," Rashid al-Azzawi, a legislator from the Sunni Iraqi Accordance Front (IAF), told the independent news agency Voices of Iraq (VOI) after Saturday's session.
Azzawi did not mention the number of deputies who voted in favor of the law, noting 140 MPs attended the session.
The Iraqi National List (INL), the National Dialogue Front (NDF), the Independent Arab Bloc, the National Dialogue Council and IAF independent members expressed rejection against the law and refused to vote over it, terming it as "hard to apply."
The INL, headed by former Iraqi Prime Minister Iyad Allawi, has 22 out of a total 275 seats in the Iraqi parliament, the Sunni NDF, led by Saleh al-Motlak, has 11 seats while the Independent Arab Bloc has only three seats.
Mustafa al-Hiti of the NDF, during a press conference held by representatives of the opposing blocs, said law was void of the human aspect for it provides for "denying any rights to whoever proved involved in crimes against the Iraqi people or accumulation of wealth at the expense of public funds."
"The law is unrealistic and inapplicable. It contains a paragraph denying the return of the Baath Party (outlawed since 2003), whether in ideology, policy or practice, to authority or public activities under any name," Hiti said.
He pointed out that the law contained loose phrases that could have more than one explanation and might be misused.
The draft is an alternative for the debaathification law, enacted by former U.S. civil administrator Paul Bremer, who ruled Iraq after the fall of the former regime in April 2003.
Since it was first announced by Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki in June 2007, the draft has been facing fierce opposition and several reservations, mostly by the Sadrists, who occupy 30 out of a total 275 seats in parliament.
Once the law is passed, about 30,000 Baathists, or members of the former ruling Baath Party, would be allowed to return to their original jobs and receive their retirement rights.

This report speaks for itself. The hard truth is, after gaining power, the Shia will never return it to Sunni's, who brutally persecuted them for 30 year under Saddam. Why would they as a matter of basic common sense and why is this so hard to understand for wingnut war supporters.

Powered by ScribeFire.

No comments:

Post a Comment