Sunday, November 23, 2008

Meanwhile, "over there" . . . III

Iraqi throng protests agreement on U.S. forces

"BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) -- Iraqis outraged by a proposed security pact between Iraq and the United States staged an angry but peaceful protest against the deal Friday.

Thousands of people -- most of whom are backers of anti-American Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr -- streamed into Baghdad's Firdous Square waving Iraqi flags, hoisting posters with portraits of the cleric and carrying signs scorning the agreement . . .

. . . The Sadrists have long been in the forefront of opposition to the deal, and others -- such as Sunni Arabs and secularists -- have expressed reservations and opposition to the pact.

The Sadrists oppose having any agreement with the United States and want U.S. forces to leave immediately. They have been protesting the security agreement for months in Baghdad's Sadr City, where the cleric has strong support."
I wonder . . . should any stray Republican's, or Iraq War supporter's eyes happen to stray across my little blog . . . I wonder if this tells you anything thing.

1) The powerful Iraqi Cabinet comes up with a deal that has US troops getting (mostly) out within 18 months.

2) Bush agrees to a timeline for withdrawal, even though he's staked his entire foreign policy upon a "no timelines" talking point.

3) Huge masses of the Iraqi people take the streets, insisting that this deal isn't getting US troops out QUICKLY enough.

Does this tell you anything about how the actual people of Iraq - I mean those we haven't murdered - feel? Does this tell you ANYTHING at all?

I mean let's see . . . huge majorities of the Iraqi people what the USofA out of Iraq. And a majority of the American people want the USofA out of Iraq. I mean, is there something I'm missing here?

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