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Iraqi Parliament makes temporary flag change

iraqiflag.jpg In a small but symbolic step forward today, the Iraqi parliament approved a change to the Iraqi national flag, removing the stars the represented Saddam Hussein's Ba’ath Party. This is a temporary change and a new flag design will be brokered in a years’ time. I think at this point, the Iraq people need much, much more than symbolic changes. The flag on top is the new design.