Iraqi Theocracy Before, During and After
AP News 2003:
"The defense secretary also said in the AP interview that the United States will not allow an Iran-style religious government to take hold in Iraq. And he said Syria and others in the region will not be permitted to influence Iraq's future. 'If you're suggesting, how would we feel about an Iranian-type government with a few clerics running everything in the country, the answer is: That isn't going to happen,' he said."
Voice of America News Aug 2005:
"Officials said Saturday they were nearing agreement on a Shi'ite demand to enshrine Islam as the only source of legislation...But negotiators say the United States may be prepared to drop its objections to having Islam as the sole basis of a new Iraqi government."
Full text of the draft Constitution from AP News, from Today:
"Article Two, Section One
Islam is a main source for legislation.
a. No law may contradict Islamic standards."
Hmmm... Looks awfully similiar to this from the Iranian Constitution:
The Islamic Republic is a system based on belief in:
1.the One God (as stated in the phrase "There is no god except Allah"), His exclusive sovereignty and the right to legislate, and the necessity of submission to His commands;
2.Divine revelation and its fundamental role in setting forth the laws."