Iraq: Faces of Resistance

The U.S. hopes to persuade Iraq's Sunnis to join the political process. But the constitution they are voting on may push them toward the insurgents instead

The two raised voices bounce off the latticed walls of the Abu Hanifa mosque in Baghdad, where hundreds of Sunnis have gathered for the first night of Ramadan. Korans snap shut, and heads turn toward the corner, where a quiet discussion among a group of Sunnis is getting contentious. The subject preoccupies Sunnis across Iraq: whether to vote in this week's referendum on a new constitution. "The best way for us to show our opposition is to boycott," says Majid al-Bayati, 63, a retired lawyer, as some congregants mutter approval. "It's a complete waste of time." Upon hearing this, construction worker Samir...

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