Full Text of Iraqi Constitution - washingtonpost.com The conservative right has insisted time and again that we won in Iraq. Everyone can now enjoy freedom without the fear of religious persecution. A nations constitution is a framework for how that nation is governed and provides insight as to what living there would be like. When looking at a constitution, its almost like first come, first serve. If there is a statement at the beginning and a little farther down, there appears a statement that seems to contradict the first statement; it is generally assumed that the first statement takes precedence. Example, take a look at Article 2, the entire Article: Article 2: First: Islam is the official religion of the State and it is a fundamental source of legislation: A. No law that contradicts the established provisions of Islam may be established. B. No law that contradicts the principles of democracy may be established. C. No law that contradicts the rights and basic freedoms stipulated in this constitution may be established. Notice First: Islam is the official religion of the State and it is a fundamental source of legislation: Then A: No law that contradicts the established provisions of Islam may be established. Those are clear. The national religion is Islam and the fundamental source of legislation and there can be no law that contradicts Islam. Then, it goes on to say that no law can contradict democracy can be made. But notice, it doesnt describe democracy and this is worded in such a way that there is this (false) impression that Islam is somehow democratic. We know from religion in our own country that religion is the opposite of democracy. Rules are laid out following religious text and NOT voted on. Then, under C.: No law that contradicts the rights and basic freedoms stipulated in this constitution may be established Unless, that law contradicts the established provisions of Islam. It all goes back to Islam. This is why gays and adulterers are now murdered. 50% of married Americans cheat or have cheated. What if the penalty for adultery in this country were death? A woman now has to be escorted if she goes out in public (Islamic law). If a woman has to be escorted, can she hold down a job? Visit the doctors office? Or even see a male doctor? Of course not. The Christian population has been annihilated since 2003. Are there protections for them? What does Islam say about other religions and that is your answer. Is this what our soldiers died for? Is this the definition of we won? Hard questions.