Posted by Sadie from ? (220.127.116.11) on Tuesday, July 01, 2003 at 2:05PM :
In Reply to: Re: Smart Man: Iraq cleric condemns US plans posted by farid from customer-148-233-71-42.uninet.net.mx (18.104.22.168) on Tuesday, July 01, 2003 at 1:01PM :
The cleric who issued the fatwa is very wise. He doesn't want the U.S. to set up a sham democracy in Iraq. His message is that Iraqis should choose their own government & constitutional assembly. Ayatollah Sistani is for separation of religion & state. The fact that he is a Holy Man should make very little difference as to whether or not his opinion has merit. It's the content of his opinion that counts.
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