Bush and Iran agree...

"It seems Shrub and the mullahs in Iran have at least one thing in common: they both really like the new 'draft' Iraqi constitution -- or they will like it, once it actually exists," writes Billmon:

"Iran hails Iraq draft constitution"


'The composition of Iraq's constitution is an very valuable and important step towards the independence and integration of Iraq,' Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Hamid Reza Asefi told official media. 'It will help the Iraqi nation to gain security, establishment of peace and sovereignty.'
"You know, it's almost as if Bush and Asefi were sharing the same talking points. Here's what the Great Vacationer told our own official media yesterday":
The fact that Iraq will have a democratic constitution that honors women's rights, the rights of minorities, is going to be an important change in the broader Middle East.
In light of the fact that this constitution appears to contain not a single one of these touted protections, that this is the epitome of Bush's never-never land policy making and media lapdog-ism in not plastering front pages with a big WTF [i.e., what the fuck]? (Tom Tomorrow)

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