A disastrous constitution for Iraq?

According to Dr. Hatem Mukhlis, chief executive of the Iraq National Movement (a Sunni party), writing in the International Herald Tribune, “It is extremely unfortunate that so many people were led to believe that the Iraqi constitution would be a panacea. This document, which early returns indicate is likely to be approved by voters, is nothing more or less than a time bomb.” He argues that provincial powers are so great that even the Iraqi army will need permission from a provincial government before entering that province.

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