A deal regarding the current Iraqi constitution and the process of adding amendments was reached with Sunni political leaders:
The agreement outlines four additions to the document in Saturday’s referendum that outline how future amendments will be made. The central addition allows the next parliament, which will be formed in Dec. 15 elections, to form the commission, which will have four months to consider changes to the constitution. The changes would be approved by the entire parliament, then a referendum would be held two months later.
This is the way things should work. Things are moving along, and they’re moving in the right direction even if it seems painfully slow. Getting a starting point that doesn’t totally alienate so many that it’s unworkable is the first step.
Meanwhile, MSNBC.com’s only Iraqi headline on the front page is As vote nears, Iraq bomber kills 30.