Liberty Just in Case

A Dialogue for the September 12th World

They Have A Parliament

Posted by zaphriel on March 16, 2006

There is still lots of work to be done and allot of ground to cover, but this is a big step in the right direction.

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Iraq’s New Parliament Is Sworn In


BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) – Iraq’s new parliament was sworn in Thursday with parties still deadlocked over the next government, vehicles banned from Baghdad’s streets to prevent car bombings and the country under the shadow of a feared civil war.

IRAQ2.jpgThe long-expected first session, which took place within days of the third anniversary of the U.S.-led invasion, lasted just over 30 minutes and was adjourned indefinitely because the legislature still has no speaker.

Adnan Pachachi, the senior politician who administered the oath in the absence of a speaker, spoke of a country in crisis.

“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.”

IRAQ.jpgThat just about says it all. Iraq is still dangerous, but it is on its way to freedom and democracy, if only we continue to stand united with them and support them along the way. They are taking control, and will be autonomous soon. But it will always be a little bumpy for a country and a people who have not ruled themselves in over 40 years, the tools and the skills are just not easy to come by.

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