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2006/11/30

Bush Calls Iraq's Constitution "One of the most modern" in Middle East

@ 11:34 PM (98 months, 6 days ago)

During his recent press conference with Prime Minister Maliki, George Bush said of Iraq "This country has a constitution, which is one of the most modern constitutions ever written in the Middle East."

George Bush thinks Iraq has one of the most "modern" constitutions to ever be written in the Middle East.

Well, let's examine exactly what is in Iraq's constitution that Bushie loves so dearly:

Article 2:

First: Islam is the official religion of the State and it is a fundamental source of legislation:

A. No law that contradicts the established provisions of Islam may be established.

(Full text of Iraq's constitution at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/10/12/AR2005101201450.html)

In other words, Iraq's constution establishes an official state religion and is based on Sharia law.

You call that "modern," Bushie?

Are you sure you don't want to revise your previous remarks?

http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2006/11/20061130-1.html