Fat Steve's Blatherings

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

I Wish the MSM Knew Some History

Summary:

        The Anchoress sums today's most important news in two sentences:
Oh look!

The Iraqis are managing…Democracy!

At Length:

        As you're almost certainly aware, the Iraqi National Assembly voted for some Constitutional changes that Sunnis wanted, substantially increasing the chance of the Constitution being approved.  Of course, being the MSM, the AP story I linked to has to throw in a second paragraph about the terrorists, just to show their still biased (the paragraph doesn't connect with the first, or the ones that follow).  The most important change was probably that the new Parliment will consider amendments to the Constitution, and submit any approved to a referendum.

        Now, if the MSM knew any history, they'd remember the Articles of Confederation, which was a constitution for the U.S., and which failed.  And they might also know that the convention which wrote the present Constitution had a bunch of members walk out without signing it.  Or that the opposition to the Constitution was intense, so much so that it was headed for defeat until the Federalists promised that the first thing the Congress would do was pass amendments to meet the various serious objections.

        In short, the Iraqis, with no tradition of electoral government, are doing about as well as the U.S. in 1777-'91, and rather more quickly.  Bravo, Iraqis.

THE HOUSE OF SAUD MUST BE DESTROYED — AND WILL BE!

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