Monday, April 09, 2007

Iraqis Demonstrate Over American Occupation

        On January 14, 2007, President Bush said:

I think the Iraqi people owe the American people a huge debt of gratitude, and I believe most Iraqis express that.

      And they most certainly have been expressing it!

     Today the Iraqi people took to the streets to express their gratitude towards the United States for turning Iraq into a wasteland and war zone.

BAGHDAD - Tens of thousands draped themselves in Iraqi flags and marched peacefully through the streets of two Shiite holy cities Monday to mark the fourth anniversary of Baghdad's fall. Demonstrators were flanked by two cordons of police as they called for U.S. forces to leave, shouting "Get out, get out occupier!"

Some at the rally waved small Iraqi flags; others hoisted a giant flag 10 yards long. Leaflets fluttered through the breeze reading: "Yes, Yes to Iraq" and "Yes, Yes to Muqtada. Occupiers should leave Iraq."

"The enemy that is occupying our country is now targeting the dignity of the Iraqi people," said lawmaker Nassar al-Rubaie, head of al-Sadr's bloc in parliament, as he marched. "After four years of occupation, we have hundreds of thousands of people dead and wounded."

   Of course the Republican powers in the military put a different light on the demonstration with this

Col. Steven Boylan, a U.S. military spokesman and aide to the commander of all U.S. forces in Iraq, praised the peaceful nature of the demonstration, saying Iraqis "could not have done this four years ago."

"This is the right to assemble, the right to free speech — they didn't have that under the former regime," Boylan said. "This is progress, there's no two ways about it."

   If they military and the Bush crime family are calling that progress, then the United States is in for a good fucking!