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7.20.2007

IRAQ: PARLIAMENT TO TAKE A 2 MONTH VACATION

First of two parts.

I have been wanting to write about this but my schedule has become quite hectic. Here it goes. It all started when some American politicians and journalists criticized the Iraqi parliament for planning a two month vacation starting August. Certainly, during this period of uncertainty, taking a vacation seems to be hard to fathom.
"Iraq's maverick parliament speaker on Wednesday rejected U.S. criticism of the 275-seat legislature over its summer break plans, saying it amounted to unacceptable interference in Iraqi affairs as Vice President Dick Cheney was expected to take up the issue during a visit to Baghdad."
I don't know why the speaker, holding office in an air conditioned building can afford to take a vacation despite his country being in such a turmoil and his government being unable to do anything about it...

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