The Constitution and the Bum Rush
A perceptive reader writes to say that the short deadline for the parliamentary acceptance of the constitution means that most members of parliament probably won’t have time to read or study it carefully before the vote, and there will certainly be no proper debate on it. Is it right to expect parliament to approve a constitution it has barely read, which is highly controversial, without time for study and debate? Isn’t that making parliament a mere rubber stamp? The deadline is a US political issue, not an imperative of Iraqi politics.