Friday, October 14, 2005

Hoorah for democracy! (I think)

This weekend, Iraq will vote nationwide on a referendum regarding the fiercely negotiated brand spanking new Iraqi Constitution document.

That is good news, isn't it?…. Just a couple of questions though -

If we are the cradle of democracy - and an unwritten constitution is good enough for us, why are they 'making do' with a pen and ink version?

And - what the hell is a ‘referendum’?

1 comment:

wonkotsane said...

I remember seeing Condy Rice on the telly at the time saying something about the trouble getting democracy to the Iraqi's and basically saying that they would get democracy whether they wanted it or not. Didn't strike me as very democratic.