I was reading an article about Iraq's new parliament and thought the comments below were interesting. As they do not have a speaker yet, the man named Pachachi filled in. I think the quote below is a step in the right direction, and yet a Shiite leader thinks that it is inappropriate to remark on the chances of a civil war because of their "political nature". Geez, isn't that what a parliament is all about - a place to bring ideas, arguments, new laws so that ALL the people can have a balanced say in things without political reprisals such as civil war? I think there is a huge chance of things running amok, don't you?
"We have to prove to the world that a civil war is not and will not take place among our people," Pachachi told lawmakers. "The danger is still looming and the enemies are ready for us because they do not like to see a united, strong, stable Iraq."
As Pachachi spoke, he was interrupted from the floor by senior Shiite leader Abdul-Aziz al-Hakim, who said the remarks were inappropriate because of their political nature.
That's funny - "This is PARLIAMENT; we don't talk politics here!" Sounds like Seigfreid from "Get Smart" -- "Zis is KAOS; vee don't *shush* here!"
Yes, there is a chance of civil war in Iraq (sometimes I think there's achance of civil war in the US, too.) Iraq is an artificial country that if not for the British Empire mucking about in the world would not even exist. Maybe a civil war is the only way to settle the questions facing the region. At the moment, I think Iraq is closer to Bloody Kansas than to civil war. After the Coalition troops leave Iraq, then Iraq may have her war of decision.
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