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Baathists May Be Joining Iraq’s Constitution Drafters

At least two of the 15 Sunni Arabs proposed as members of the committee that will write Iraq’s permanent constitution have been accused of being senior members of Saddam Hussein’s Baath Party, and two others have openly declared themselves strong supporters of the party. The issue threatens to add a volatile new element to negotiations on the constitution, already facing major disagreements on questions like how much autonomy should be granted to the Kurdish north and what role Islam should play in Iraqi law. Full Story

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