US relents on Islamic law to reach Iraq deal
"American diplomats backed religious conservatives who threatened to torpedo talks over the shape of the new Iraq unless Islam was a primary source of law. Secular and liberal groups were dismayed at the move, branding it a betrayal of Washington's promise to advocate equal rights in a free and tolerant society."
Better than Saddam HOW?
Meanwhile, in another sign that Iraq = Vietnam, Joan Baez is hanging out at Camp Casey. Country Joe and the Fish were booked.