Sharia in Iraq
Dave Price has a good post up at Dean's World on the issue of Iraq's constitution allowing sharia law. Well worth reading. Basically, I agree with him that the protections in the Iraqi Constitution are strong enough to allow an adaptable society to emerge and will let Iraqi's deal with various social issues over time. Sure, their is a chance that Democratic institutions will fail and religious theocrats will take over Iraq, but that chance isn't really increased by the Iraqi Constitution allowing sharia law, indeed I would think that the constituion decreases that chance. I am sure I will not agree with every decision a democratic Iraq will make. I often disagree with a democratic France, a democratic Britain and certainly I have my disagreements with a democratic America.