The debate about the constitution project in Iraq is intense due to the rumors concerning the U.S. involvement when it was drafted. Peter W. Galbraith asserts that this text is appropriate for a divided country, thus refuting the accusations that this text was aimed at dividing Iraq. The Bush administration, for its part, evades the rumors about its implication by recalling that the United States also drafted the German and Japanese constitutions to eliminate Nazism and Japanese militarism. The Iraqi constitution, therefore, would equally try to avoid any resurgence of Baasism.
Is it possible to establish a comparison between Nazism, Japanese militarism and Baasism? It was Japan that attacked Pearl Harbour and Germany the one that declared the war to Europe. In Iraq, the aggressor is the United States. Besides, contrary to what the United States wants, the Baas party has not only affected the Shia and Kurds, but also all the Iraqis. More importantly: it should not be ignored that when Iraq attacked Iran, it had the unconditional support of Washington, which then forgot Saddam Hussein’s crimes. Neither should be hidden the fact that when Iraq invaded Kuwait, it had been encouraged by the United States. The Nazis acted in defense of the German interests, the Baas did it in the interests of the United States.
The constitutional text is a concern. It is preparing the division of Iraq after having denied its Arab identity. The text indicates that Iraq belongs to the Muslim world and part of its people belong to the Arab world. A high degree of fragmentation included in this constitution favors a future division. The U.S. project favors the Kurds but not the Arabs. It is very unlikely that the country continues to be a member of the Arab League.
The three countries that will be born from the fragmentation of Iraq will not be feasible. Kurdistan will be a victim of Turkey or Iran, the Shiite part will be annexed by Tehran and the Sunni part by an Arab country. Was that the initial project of the United States?

Al-Ahram (Egypt)

The end of Arab Iraq”, by Abdallah Al-Ashaal, Al Ahram, September 1st, 2005.