Tuesday, December 30, 2003

Well, there's a thought
Perhaps in response to the increasing prominence of Ayatollah Al-Sistani and his insistence on an election which would result in a Shia governed Iraq, the US appointed IGC are agitating for an ongoing role in government after bailout day on June 30, the LA Times reports. One member gives us the benefit of his thinking on civic matters

"They [IGC members] should play a pivotal role in the next leadership. They have expertise and experience," Rabii said of his fellow council members. "You need continuity. We can't have this idiotic American system of dumping everyone from their positions when a new president wins election."
(via Juan Cole)