Sunnis rally against American Backed Iraq charter

By Sinclere Lee

Baghdad Iraq (BNW) –
Stupid Bush’s plan to give democracy to the people of Iraq is a pipedream that only a fool like Bush thinks will work. Now that he has fucked-up the Middle East for decades to come, the America people are still too stupid to blame this fool for the mess he has gotten US in; a mess we will never get out!

Now, thousands of Sunni Muslims have rallied in the Iraqi city of Baquba to protest against the draft constitution being debated in Baghdad.

We, the American people, let this fool get US into this war, a war we cannot win, and it took one woman to criticize this fool for one of the most stupid acts from a president in the history of the republic!

Some carried pictures of Iraq's Sunni former leader, Saddam Hussein.

Sunnis are objecting to several parts of the draft text agreed by Shia and Kurdish parties. But Shia leaders have said they will compromise no further.

It has emerged that Stupid Bush phoned a Shia leader earlier this week urging him to seek consensus.

Mr Bush spoke to Abdul Aziz al-Hakim and "asked him to be more flexible with regard to Sunni demands," sources close to the ruling Shia alliance told Reuters.

'Final offer'

Sunni leaders have rejected the constitutional text drawn up by the Kurdish and Shia groups who hold a big majority of seats in the Iraqi parliament.

The outstanding issues from the Shia-Kurdish draft include:

1. federalism, and the way to form semi-autonomous regions

2. the terminology used in eradicating the influence of the former Baath regime - whether to use the term Baath party or Saddam's Baath

3. structuring of authority between the presidency, parliament and the government.

Monday's deadline for agreement was extended until Thursday - and passed without a breakthrough.

Talks with Sunni leaders are continuing, although on Friday a top Shia official, Abbas al-Bayati, said Shias had made their "final proposals", including concessions on both federalism and the Baath Party.

He would not go into detail, but said "we cannot offer more than that".

Sunni isolation

The speaker of Iraq's parliament, Hajim al-Hassani, said whatever the outcome, the text would go to a referendum in October.

Shias and Kurds could approve the document in parliament without Sunni backing.

But the insurgency that still plagues Iraq has its roots in the Sunni heartlands and the constitution is supposed to be part of the process of winning the Sunni community round.

Sunnis have expressed concerns that allowing for federalism may lead to the creation of an autonomous Shia area in southern Iraq - like the Kurdish north but under Iran's influence.

The Sunnis fear greater autonomy for the Kurdish north and Shia south could compromise their share of revenues from those oil-rich regions.

Sunni negotiator Saleh al-Mutlaq said one suggestion of delaying any new federal regions for two years was unacceptable to them and at the moment he believed there was no prospect of consensus.

The US has announced it is sending another 1,500 troops to Iraq to bolster security before the referendum on the constitution, due in October.

In that vote, Sunnis could block the constitution by delivering a two-thirds "No" vote in three of Iraq's 18 provinces.

That would mean parliament's dissolution and fresh elections in December.

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