Preacher Juan Preaching Democracy
...a "neo-colonial imposition" which the Iraqi public "were never asked about."
In fact, I wouldn't be surprised if the two-thirds super-majority is characteristic of only one nation on earth, i.e. American Iraq. I fear it is functioning in an anti-democratic manner to thwart the will of the majority of Iraqis, who braved great danger to come out and vote.
Professor Cole, you are living in such a nation. Readers, you must forgive Professor Cole. He spent so much time studying the Middle East, he must have forgotten his own country constitution. The US constitution requires a super-majority for a constitutional admendment. Of what proportion? Exactly two-thirds. The first US constitution was also approved by two thirds of the Continental delegates. What's a coincident! And guess what the Iraqi government is doing? Another coincident! They are writing a conlstiltultion, a framework for many governments to come.
So please spare me and Iraqi voters of your "neo-colonial imposition!"