Thursday, August 25, 2005

Comparing Constitutions...It May Surprise You

Chris over at The Black Republican picked up on a very interesting bit from OpinionJournal. Some of you may be shocked at how the subject constitutions are described in our various media. The Afghan model is widely acclaimed as quite an accomplishment in moving the country toward democracy and equal rights. The eerily similar draft in Iraq has been ridiculed and demeaned as no good at all. Chris even threw in our own constitution and the challenges we faced after its adoption for good measure. Why then the difference in perceptions? Chris sums it up quite accurately -

Why should we be so strident in questioning the validity of an Iraqi
Constitution that doesn't quite match up on its first day to our own
Constitution after its 66,000th? And why the difference in attitudes between the
Iraqi and Afghan attempts? There's only one reason, and it's completely
irrational: because Iraq is George Bush's war, and nothing good will be allowed
to come of it if the socialists in the Democratic Party and their willing
accomplices in the media have anything to say about it.

That's it in a nutshell. Great read Chris.

Just an observation.


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