It has only taken the US media a week to notice the concerns many have with this law. But, I have to give them credit, at least the noticed.
"This is a bomb on the road of reconciliation," said Kareem, a former director general in the ministry. "This law does not bring anything new. This does not serve national reconciliation that all Iraqis are hoping for. On the contrary, it envisions hostility, hatred, discrimination and sectarian strife."
I guess I shouldn't be surprised, but how can something that is so vital and a key issue in both our efforts to secure Iraq and in our presidential race, take a week to be noticed by media pros. In the medical or legal profession this level of indifference could be considered malpractice, in the media, with issues not involving movie stars or missing blond teen aged girls, it seems to be the norm.
In the last week, we have had many on the right point to this law as proof that the surge is working. These claims have been loudly repeated by the very same media now noting the issue. Now that the true nature of the law is coming clear, (at least to the main stream media) I have to wonder if their political reporters will follow up with those who pointed to this as proof of victory, and see if they think that spin still applies.