Not a time for vacation
While Iraq is struggling to build a democracy amidst overwhelming internal hostilities and the U.S. is dedicating more of its troops in this effort, it seems to be a poor time for members of the Iraqi parliament to take a two-month vacation, but that is what is being done.
Even Sen. John McCain, a Republican presidential candidate who has been a supporter of America's involvement in Iraq has expressed outrage at the Iraqi legislators' decision to take the time off.
Speaking in For Dodge recently, McCain told a gathering of about 150 that he is very concerned about the situation in Iraq.
While so many of its citizens are making great sacrifices and ours are as well, the Iraqi leaders should demonstrate more of a willingness to do their part.