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( Chicago Tribune) – Religion will play a dominant role in Iraq ‘s new constitution, which will identify Islam as “the main source” of the nation’s laws, members of the committee drafting the document said Wednesday. It will also state that no law will be permitted that contradicts Islam, language that could potentially see Iraq transformed into an Islamic state. The agreement on the wording, announced at a news conference attended by leaders of all the main factions, appears to mark a breakthrough on one of the key issues that must be resolved if Iraq’s legislature is to meet an Aug. 15 deadline for completing the constitution. The committee is under intense U.S. pressure not to delay the timetable, which could interfere with plans to draw down American troops next year. …[Go To Full Story]