February 16, 2004
NYT would like to change the subject

The paper of record seems to be playing with non sequiturs today

Iraq's U.S. administrator suggested Monday he would block any move by Iraqi leaders to make Islamic law the backbone of an interim constitution, which women's groups fear could threaten their rights. Roadside bombs killed two more American soldiers.
Hey guys, can't you even be bothered to throw in a meanwhile?

By the way, in case you were wondering, the "U.S. May Block Islamic Law" story has a little more long term impact on the region that the "gunmen killed an American Baptist minister" story (except perhaps for the minister), so why not stick to it?

No really, I'm confused... is the violence to keep my interest, so I don't fall asleep reading the boring political news?

But just in case you were wondering where things really stand in Iraq, but couldn't be bothered to read into the second hundred words, check out this juicy tidbit:

Bremer was asked what would happen if Iraqi leaders wrote into the interim charter that Islamic sharia law is the principal basis of legislation. ``Our position is clear,'' Bremer replied. ``It can't be law until I sign it.''
Viva Democracy, fellas!

Posted by illovich at February 16, 2004 03:55 PM
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