Senator Jack Reed (D-RI), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, stated, It appears that Saturdays constitutional referendum will be successful and the constitution will be approved. But most observers, and the military commanders on the ground, agree that the referendum will not end the violence and that it may increase. It is also possible that the referendum may further alienate the Sunni community.Having a constitution is not the same as having a stable government that has the capability and the resources to effectively manage the countrys security, health, economic, industrial and education needs. While the hope is that the December 15th election will establish a government that can begin to address those needs, the unfortunate reality is that Iraq and the U.S. military will face months of continued violence until then.