It is very well known in any democratic country adopts the parliamentary system that a lawmaker is a representative of all people not only those who voted for him but it looks that this principle is not applied in Iraq and it might need to be approved by our lawmakers first .
The story began when I went to the parliament with my colleagues Roy and Sahar to interview some lawmakers. An hour later, we met in the office of the committee of security and defense because Sahar and Roy wanted to interview a member of the committee. When the man came, he took my colleagues to his office for the interview while I stayed in the reception of the committee waiting for them.
While I was waiting, I saw an officer who came to complain about sending him to retirement. He was talking about his achievements in the fight against the insurgents group and how he refused a $ 5 million bribe to release Qaida members. He was asking about the reasons of sending him to retirement although he is not old. While the man was talking, a female lawmaker came carrying some two requests. She asked the secretary of the committee to check them. It was so easy to tell that she is from one of the Northern provinces from her accent. The man told her that he can help her only with one of the requests because there are some certain rules and instructions he can't break. He showed the lawmaker the orders issued by both the committee and the ministry of defense. At the end of their conversation, the lawmaker said "any way, I don’t really care. he is not even from My People. He is from your People". She made her comment and left. We were about six men in the room and we all couldn't believe what we heard. The secretary of the committee said " Do you believe this is the way a lawmaker talks! She should represent all Iraqis and defense their rights."
Even after eight years of what so called FREEDOM and even after three elections, Iraqis are still loyal to sect and race more than being loyal to Iraq and it seems that we will need more time to change the sick mentality of race and sect and move to the mentality of the country.