Or do they?
The Iraqi constitution (which, interestingly, is not easy to find anywhere on the 'net, let alone talked about in any major news source) is not a document in the spirit of '76. It is more like the red ghost of 1917.
So, when president Bush hails this new step of adopting the constitution, he's really endorsing what this blog title shouts: "Socialistic Constitution As 'Progress Toward Peace'"--a partial quote of Bush himself.
Yes, this sounds wild. But, if you've ever read my posts, I try to avoid shocking statements for the sake of excitment. I'm dead serious. Read the constitution here (BBC).
Or here (voanews).
Here (american chronicle).
Even at USA Today.
All of them from the AP wire service. (Dated August 24 to October 12)
Here's a sneak peek: Article 34 states:
"free education is a right for all Iraqis in all its stages"
--even private education.
That's just a taste of what is to come.
Patience, I'll summarize the salient points.
Stay tuned, comrade.