Saturday, December 24, 2005

I'm no middle east scholar

But with a anonymous name like Atta J. Turk I guess I can play one on the blogosphere.

Considering there were large protests by Sunnis in Iraq yesterday, this probably isn't going to help things when it becomes widely known:

An Iraqi court has ruled that some of the most prominent Sunni Muslims who were elected to parliament last week won't be allowed to serve because officials suspect that they were high-ranking members of Saddam Hussein's Baath Party.

Knight Ridder has obtained a copy of the court ruling, which has yet to be circulated to the public.

Juan Cole hasn't commented on this story yet, but I'd be interested as to what he thinks.

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