Friday, March 05, 2004
"We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America."
- Preamble to the new Iraqi constitution that has just been unveiled by the interim Iraqi Governing Council who insist it's not an American imposed rush job.
"Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth, upon this continent, a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that 'all men are created equal' "
- Iraqi Governing Council head Ahmed Chalabi, who insists he's not an American lackey, speaking at the launch.
"We're coming, you're going and don't let the tent door hit you on the way out"
- His main rival Ayatollah Sistani, who insists he's not an American lackey, at a Shiite primary in Karbala.