Friday, March 31, 2006

Iraqis are catching on...

Apparently, the Iraqis have their own immigration problems:

Defying the naysayers, who claimed that political consensus in Iraq could never be reached, Shiite, Sunni and Kurdish factions found common ground today, and tentatively approved a sweeping immigration reform bill specifically aimed at deporting all Americans.

Prime Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari explained that the Americans had not been invited into Iraq, were here illegally, and were using Iraqi services without paying taxes.

However, not all in Iraq were supportive of this proposal. The President of the Iraqi Chamber of Commerce, a goat herder by trade, defended the Americans, claiming that they were merely performing the menial, dirty jobs that native Iraqis wouldn't do, such as defending the Country.

There is also a move underway to soften the harsh provisions of the bill though a guest worker program, by allowing Americans to become citizens of Iraq after six years in the Country. However, there is concern that under this program, the 135,000 American troops presently in Iraq will never leave.

They're learning American-style politics, seems like. Allah help them.

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