As to the status of the Iraqi Constitution:
Iraqi politicians have failed to conclude negotiations on a draft constitution and it remains unclear when a final text may be printed, less than five weeks before a referendum, Iraqi and U.N. officials said on Sunday.
“We don’t know when they’ll finish,” Nicholas Haysom, the United Nations official charged with the printing, told Reuters, confirming that negotiations were continuing.
“We’d like it as soon as possible.”
Last week, after a series of missed deadlines, Haysom said he expected the National Assembly formally to endorse a final text on Sunday, after making an amendment in talks that followed parliament’s previous adoption of the draft on Aug. 28.
Any later, he had said, and it would be a “challenge” to get five million copies out to the electorate of about 14 million in time for them to digest it by the referendum on Oct. 15.
Voting on a Constitution they haven’t read and can’t agree on. Sounds like California and gay marriage.