Monday, August 22, 2005


Okay, I cried foul before and was wrong but now I think I'm crying foul legitimately. CNN's claiming (and I think it's true but Blitzer keeps confusing things) that they have a "draft" of the constitution which satisfies the Iraq transitional law, and they haven't voted to push the deadline ahead, but they will vote on a final completed version in 3 days.

This is silly. The law requires clearly requires "the draft" to be completed by the assembly by the deadline, not "a draft." That is, "the draft" which is to be voted on by referendum on October 15.

Given the proper votes the assembly can extend the deadline, but let's not pretend they met it with a "fake draft."