No 10


The Political Scene (8 March 2004)

Iraq has an interim constitution which leaves a number of major issues unresolved. Attacks on Shi'a shrines in Baghdad and Karbala have caused heavy casualties.

Iraqs Interim Constitution

US Secretary of State Colin Powell greeted the interim constitution agreed on by the Iraqi Governing Council (IGC) on 1 March as a major achievement which I think is terrific, and it is true that, in addition to incorporating a comprehensive bill of...