- Peace Garden: Next Iraq War?

Next Iraq War?

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Latest Anti-Pact Protest Prompts Warnings of New Insurgency

Thousands of Shi’ites took to the streets of Baghdad today in the latest public expressing of opposition to the Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) between the United States and Iraq, presently the subject of contentious (and occasionally violent) debate in Iraq’s parliament.
In one particularly dramatic moment, an effigy of President Bush was hoisted onto the parapet that was once the home of a Saddam Hussein statue infamously toppled in a scripted “spontaneous” action during the 2003 invasion. The crowd pelted the effigy with shoes and water bottles, before it tumbled into the crowd and was set ablaze.
But beside being one in a long series of anti-SOFA protests organized by influential Shi’ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, comments at the rally by Mahdi Army veterans may portend a return to a violent insurgency against the US occupation if and when the SOFA finally does get out of parliament.
Brings back the image of those shoes hitting the toppled statue of Saddam. Solution: Don't waste time on effigies, come and use your shoes on our own little despot.

Now for the threat... Solution: It is simple - We Leave Now!

  © Blogger templates Newspaper by Ourblogtemplates.com 2008

Back to TOP