Subscribe Twitter

Saturday, January 12, 2008

National Reconciliation begins!

From PatDollard.Com:

Iraq’s Parliament Adopts Law to Reinstate Former Baath Party Supporters to Government Jobs

Iraq’s parliament adopted legislation Saturday on the reinstatement of former Baath party supporters to government jobs, a benchmark sought by the United States as a key step toward national reconciliation.

The voting was carried out by a show of hands on each of the law’s 30 clauses. The bill, officially called the “Accountability and Justice” law, seeks to relax restrictions on the right of members of Saddam Hussein’s now-dissolved Baath party to fill government posts. It is also designed to reinstate thousands of Baathists in government jobs from which they had been dismissed because of their ties to the party.

The dismissal of thousands of Baath Party supporters from these jobs had deepened sectarian tensions between Iraq’s majority Shiites and the once-dominant Sunni Arabs.

other news:
Saddam’s Scrawl To Be Removed From Iraqi Flag