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06-F-1532BriefingsandTalkingPoints2001-2003Folder3 pt1

06-F-1532BriefingsandTalkingPoints2001-2003Folder3 pt1

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Iraq
Governance
Update
An agreement oemeen the Coalnon Prov~sonal uthonty (CDA) an0 the .rwi Govern ng Co~ncianno-rcea over me =Keno
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nes tbe process of restonng Iraq s soveregnty and me aaopt on o1 apermanentconslitul on Tne agreement mso~tined a letter scneo oy Iraqi Govern ng Counc
1
Presidert~a1 Ta aoan ana CPA Aomn stralor Arnoassaoor P~JrererNew Agreement Will not Directly Impact Security"The number of troops on the ground is not related directlv
to
the coming into Dower of a new Iraqigovernment 11
wi
oe related to me securty snuat on on tne ground
N~WII
it nave a fignt aga nstterror sis nere !ha' we nave 10fgnw
m
orIra0 fnends So henmoer of troops
A
not
te
delerm nedby lne fact tnat meres a new go/emmeni t w I be de'ennineo by the cond lions on tne gromo Aninyermconsll~l~onn 'acl w embeo in
I
01 of the pnnc Des hat we
WOJ
0 me to see in a penranentconstitution:a bill of rights, equal opportunity or all people, equalfty of ail individuals, reedom of worship,And that will then be the platform on which a new lraqi provisional government will be elected in thesummer."-Ambassador Paul Bremer. CNN Late Edition. November
16,
2003
"We have agreed with the Govemina Council vesterdav that there will be a side aareement dealina withour muua iecdnty mieresis, wi cn$e
w\
a
so
negot ate bebn owaio me Goof JJne
AS
one ofthe Govern
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Con rrernbers pals it, tney want the Amencan occupat on 10eio but me Amencanpreseice to cent rue So cur presence nere w change from an ocapalon to an nv led presence
I
ns-re t+e Iraq government s go ng 13 want to wntiii.e to lave
Coa.
'ion forces he'e for is own sec-intyfor sore tme 10come The, recoqn
ze
lne va ue tnal the wnlin~ot n of Coa ition m lary forces nastor Iraq s slao 'y They
I
ve n a
,cry
rough iegnSo'nood We ve go1 Inoi-sanos of leronsts
n
inscountry now. And they're not going to begoneby ~une."-Ambassador Brerner. ABC This Week, November
16,
2003
The Governing Council-CPA Agreement Includes the Followinq:Establishes
a
"Fundamental Law" to
be
drafted oy the Govern ng Counci (GC) n wnsu ration wlhme CPA
.:
w
I
oe approved oy boft tne GC and CPA and w I 'ormailq seS*crthme scope andstructure of the sovereign lraqi transitionaladministration. Elements of the "FundamentalLaw":A Bill of rights, to include reedom of speech and religion; a statement of equal rights of all Iraqis,regardless of gender, sect, and ethnicity; and guarantees of due process.Federa govemaice of
raq
to incl~de overnorates and tne separat on ano spec
fa*
n ofpowers to oe exerc sed by cenfa and local entn esStatement of the independenceof thejudiiiary, and a mechanism for judicial review: a statementof civilian political control over Iraqi armed and security forces; a statement that FundamentalLaw cannot be amended and an expiration dale for FundamentalLaw. Timetable for drafting ofIraq's Dermanenf constitution bv a bodv directlvelected bv the Iraai oeouie: for ratifvina thepermanent wns!,tJtor and forno dnielecti&s ~nderhe newcOT~:~titon. ra'ih~inoapprovalof lie-FddameiIa ,an is scned~ledor compe!ion by rebn-ary
28,2004
 
The CPA and the
GC
are to reach an agreement on Iraq's security. Tn s agreement wi coverStatJs
Of
Coa'ihon forces n Iraq aia g
v
no hide latitude ¥orovc'e for the safety an0 secdritv of theIraqi people. Approval of bilateral agreements is scheduledfor~om~ietiony the end of ~aih004,
.
Select'on of Transitional National Assembly. Fundamental -aw wit spec
fy
me bod es of menations structure ano
M
J
l
mately spei out me process by wn ch ind v oiials
w1
oe seectea forthese Dooies nonever cena n
c-
del nes must be agreed 10in aovance Tne transit ona assewly
M
not oe an exsansion of me
GC
Trip
GC w
ll
nave no formal ro e n selectng memoers of meassemb
/
and
A
II 0 sso ve Jpon the cstablsnment end recngnnon of tne trans t onal aom n strationnoivd-a members of me GC w
8,
nowevet oe eligible to serve
r\
me trans
I
ia assemo
i
I
elected according to the process below.Election of members of the Transitional National Assembly will be conducted hrough atransparent,participatory,democratic process of caucuses n each of Iraq's 18 governoratesIn each governorate, he CPA will supervise a process by which an 'Organizing Committee" ofIraqis will be formed. This Organizing Committee will include 5 Individuals appointed by theGoverning Council,
5
individuals appointed by the Provincial Council, and
1
individual appointedby the local council of the five largest cities within the governorate,
9
The purpose of the Organizing Committee will be to convene a "Governorate SelectionCaucus" of notables rom around the governorate.To do so, it will solicit nominations rompolitical parties, provinciaVlocal councils, professional and civic associations, university aculties,tribal and religious groups. Nominees must meet the criteria set out for candidates n theFundamentalLaw. To be selected as a member of the Governorate Selection Caucus, anynominee will need to be approved by an 11/15 majority of the Organizing Committee.
D
Each Governorate Selection Caucus will elect reoresentatiies to reoresent he aovernorate n thenew trans lona, assemb
y
based on the governorate's percentage of raq s popitanon TneTram
t
ona hat mai Assenoiy wil
be
elected
no
la'er man Ma)
31
2004Restoration of raq's severe gnly
wi
I
ollow tne selection of members of the trans t onal assemo y
wn
ch w
I
meet toe ecl an execJt ve branch and
m
aono nt m n;sters
Bv
J~ne0 2004 me newtransitional administrationwili be recognizedby the coalition, and will assume full sovereignpowers for governing Iraq. The CPA wili dissolve.
.
The process for adopting of a permanent constitution and timeline will ultimately be included nthe Fundamental Law. but need to be agreed n advance, as detailed below.
b
A permanent constitution or Iraq wili be prepared by aconstitutional convention directly electedby the Iraqi people, Elections or the convention wili be held no later than March 15,2005.
A
draft of me cons! Won
M
I
be circulated or public comment and debate A final oraft of tnecons1 Juon wi oe presented o tne pub ic and
a
popular re'erend~mw
I
be ned to rarly tneconst t~ton lect ons for a new Iraqi government
ft
I
oe hed oy December 31,2005 at wn chpoint me Fiindanenta -aw
<v
I
expre and a new covemment
N
ta<e power
 
"/W/e clearly have moved
from
major combat
activity
to a period
of
stability andstabilization andreconstructk.activities
The
bulk
of
llui
vounlry today ivpermissive, it'i, secure. It
iv
clear
...
hat's thecase
by
virtue ofthe fact that we see people returning
to
their country from all acrovs theglobe-in largenumbers. They are voting with their
feet;
hey are saving that the circumstance here is something theywant to be apart
of,
and that'v a good thing.
"
-
Secretary
of
Defense
DonaldRwnsfeld
Kabul,
May
I,
2003
A New Phase in Afghanistan
The President of the United States, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld and General Tommy Franks,in msultatton with Afghaniitan President llamid
Karm,
have concluJed that thc situation inAfghanistan has moved l'rom a period ofmaior comhat acinity to a period uistahili7.-itionandreconstruction.
-
There are still dangers and pockets of resistance in certain parts ofthe country. The
US
will continue towork with the Afghan government and the new Afghan national
army
to see that areas of resistance
are
dealt with promptly and efficiently.
m
Long-term stability in Afghanistan and the well being of the Afghan people are
a
vital part of winningthe global war against terrorism, and are a top priority for the United States and its Coalition partners.
The Coalition
will
continue to support the Afghan interim government and work to enableits institutions and the Afghan people to become self-sufficient.
.
In
an
expanding reconstruction effort.
The
United
States,
its Coalition partners and Afghan officials,in the process of rolling out Provincial Reconsuuction Teams (PRTs). The PRTs will build closerelationships with Afghan leaders and citizens in each region, help link regional leaders to the centralAfghan government, and coordinate with international humanitarian organizations.
-
Three teams are currently operating in Afghanistan, and have been well-received. The PRTs will
be
deployed
to
eight regions throughout Afghanistan.
-
The teams include international and interagency personnel trained
in
a variety of disciplines
-
ncludinghumanitarian, medical, security, military and linguistic. Each team will be tailored to meet a region'sunique needs.
The Coalition
will
work aggressively to rid Afghanistan of terrorists, their weapons andsafe havens
-
wherever they may be.
.
The
Coalition will continue aggressive operations
to
destroy terrorist elements and deny them the abilityto coordinate and move freely in Afghanistan. As the AfghanNational Army (ANA) continues tobecome more capable, its security responsibilities will expand to different regions of the country andwill eventually come under command of the Afghan government.
DefendAmerica
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For up-to-the minute news and informationon the global war against terrorism, click on
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