You can count me as unmoved by the recent protests of ‘thousands’ in Iraq, and we should remember who is behind them:
Followers of Muqtada al-Sadr, the radical Shia preacher, said on Sunday that they would follow up a big demonstration in Baghdad with a non-violent campaign to oust US and other foreign forces from Iraq.
On Saturday, tens of thousands of Sadrists staged possibly the largest political protest since the 2003 US invasion, filling the capital’s al-Fardous square with chants of “No to America.”
They demanded that the US government set a timetable for the withdrawal of its troops, and that it release an estimated 1,500 to 2,000 Sadrists in detention, and that the “American agent” Saddam Hussein be brought to trial as quickly as possible.
The Sadr loyalists, who fought intermittedly against US and Iraqi government forces through much of last year, said they would continue to organise street protests, call upon Iraq’s Shia clergy to demand withdrawal, and ask their allies in parliament to introduce a motion for a pull-out.
At least we agree on one thing- they want us out- we want out. And please don’t forget who Sadr is:
Does he support violence?
I agree with you. I, too, am not impressed by these show-protests.
To read AP news take on the same story you would think we lost the war and should just go home with our tail tucked.
None of this crap would have occurred if America hadn’t started the whole hopeless, stupid, insanely moralless affair.
It doesn’t matter if the devil himself is behind these protests, America should get the fuck out of Iraq.