Iraq’s Constitution

You’ll never guess what I discovered while reading the Iraqi Constitution. Go ahead give it a shot…

So I don’t give it away by writing the answer right below the question, I’m going to scramble the letters for you…
E, L, T, H, H, A E,A,C,R

Still don’t know? Well here it is (backwards :)) erac htlaeh.

That’s right, Article 31 of the Iraqi Constitution states “Every citizen has the right to health care. The State shall maintain public health and provide the means of prevention and treatment by building different types of hospitals and health institutions.”

I was downright flabbergasted by this discovery. The Iraqi Constitution is more progressive and liberal than ours???? The US has spent hundreds of billions of dollars on ousting Saddam Hussein, fighting insurgents and bolstering the country to the brink of democracy and yet they’ve had guaranteed health care while we didn’t? I wonder what all the Conservatives who are against universal health care have to say about that? Their tax money has been spent on creating the foundations needed to provide health care to Iraqis, yet they are insanely against the provision of health care for their fellow countrymen. I’m happy that Iraqis have been able to enjoy the national provision of health care, albeit life has been pretty shitty otherwise, but I’m ecstatic that we Americans can finally enjoy the same human rights we have “bestowed” upon Iraq.


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