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Iraqi Justice system

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The Urban Legend

Tale: Did you know that nearly all of Iraq's 400 courts are functioning or it's variations:

Status: False - Iraq's constitution has not been approved by Iraq's government so any existent law is not originated from a "fully independent" judicial system

One line rebuttal: If that is so, why did US force the nomination of Challabi's nephew, and indicted murderer, to Iraq's top court ?

Source: As Snopes has pointed out yhe 2 most popular versions of the mailings start with Since President Bush declared an end to major combat on May 1... and Did you know this ? and were probably inspired by a Coalition Provisional Authority briefing given by L. Paul Bremer.. on 9 October 2003. Some of the accomplishments cited in this piece were echoed in an 8 December 2003 Forbes magazine article by Caspar W. Weinberger..

Snopes: This particular e-mail entitled Did You Know This? managed to appear in Snopes Urban Legends pages who says These types of items are generally impossible to categorize with a single truth value because they typically contain a mixture of fact, opinion, subjective statements, inaccuracies, and literally true but often misleading claims.

Investigation: Snopes does have a point. It is impossible to put the entire laundry list of "accomplishments" into just one category. In the specific claims about Iraq's judicial system

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This page was last modified 21:58, 14 April 2006 by dKosopedia user Allamakee Democrat. Based on work by dKosopedia user(s) Lawnorder. Content is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License.

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