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More "Progress" in Iraq - New Constitution Looks Back to 1959

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Why did we go to war in Iraq?

1) Iraq linked to 9/11
2) Weapons of Mass Destruction
3) Democracy -- whoops Democracy

From AP:

A chapter of Iraq's draft constitution obtained by The Associated Press gives Islam a major role in Iraqi civil law, raising concerns that women could lose rights in marriage, divorce and inheritance.
Most worrying for women's groups has been the section on civil rights in the draft constitution, which some feel would significantly roll back women's rights under a 1959 civil law enacted by a secular regime.

In the copy obtained by AP on Monday, Article 19 of the second chapter says "the followers of any religion or sect are free to choose their civil status according to their religious or sectarian beliefs."

Shiite Muslim leaders have pushed for a stronger role for Islam in civil law but women's groups argue that could base legal interpretations on stricter religious lines that are less favorable toward women.
Who would have thought that women would have had MORE rights under Saddam than under the US sponsored new government?

So tell me again Mr. President, why did we go to war in Iraq?

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