Secularists screwed by Iraq's new constitution?
Safia Souhail, Iraq's ambassador to Egypt and the woman who hugged the dead marine's mom at Bush's state of the Union, seems to think so! Moneyshot: Souhail said the United States, a crucial backstage player keen for a deal that meets U.S.-backed deadlines, had let the Shi'ite Islamists and Kurds in government do as they wish. "We have received news that we were not backed by our friends including the Americans. They left the Islamists to come to an agreement with the Kurds," she said. The Islamic state of Iraq thanks to the US? Somehow i am feeling that this was not in the gameplan. But alas, democracy is democracy. You got to respect people's wishes, and if they demand less freedoms, then who are you to argue? Too bad though; a secular Iraq would've definitely changed this region!