Changes Under Way in Iraq, Gaza The head of Iraq's constitutional drafting committee says that three days may not be enough time to win over Sunni negotiators to support the document submitted late Monday. Robert Siegel talks with C. David Welch, Assistant Secretary of State at the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, about what happens now with Iraq's constitution, and about the future of Gaza, following Israel's withdrawal of settlements.
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Changes Under Way in Iraq, Gaza

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Changes Under Way in Iraq, Gaza

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The head of Iraq's constitutional drafting committee says that three days may not be enough time to win over Sunni negotiators to support the document submitted late Monday.

As a result, the constitution may have to be approved by the National Assembly over Sunni objections, and then go to a referendum.

Robert Siegel talks with C. David Welch, Assistant Secretary of State at the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, about what happens now with Iraq's constitution, and about the future of Gaza, following Israel's withdrawal of settlements.