- Making News: Hakim Warns Sunni Arabs on Changes to Constitution
Iraqi Sunnis participated in last month's elections in part because of promises that the new parliament could amend the constitution. Yesterday, Iraq's most powerful Shiite leader rejected such change, a call that top Sunnis say could divide the country. Juan Cole is Professor of Modern Middle East History at the University of Michigan and runs the authoritative website, JuanCole.com.
- Reporter's Notebook: General in Abu Ghraib Scandal Refuses to Implicate Himself
Since the revelations of prisoner abuse at Abu Ghraib, seven low-ranking soldiers have taken most of the blame, but their lawyers claim they were following orders. Now Major General Geoffrey Miller, who established procedures at the Baghdad prison has declined to testify in the trial of a trainer whose dogs were used to frighten prisoners, invoking his right not to incriminate himself. Josh White reported the story in today's Washington Post.
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