Thursday, April 09, 2009

Comments on The Belmont Club,
"Sadr City"

Wretchard has linked to a fine example of Journalism by Michael Totten.

Reuters has its response ready, AP has a similar article.
Six years on, huge protest marks Baghdad's fall
By Mohammed Abbas and Aseel Kami – Thu Apr 9, 5:49 am ET

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Tens of thousands of followers of anti-American Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr thronged Baghdad on Thursday to mark the sixth anniversary of the city's fall to U.S. troops, and to demand they leave immediately.

"Down, down USA," the demonstrators chanted as a Ali al-Marwani, a Sadrist official, denounced the U.S. occupation of Iraq that began with the fall of Baghdad on April 9, 2003, and the toppling of Saddam Hussein's statue in Firdos Square.
The crowds of Sadr supporters stretched from the giant Sadr City slum in northeast Baghdad to the square around 5 km (3 miles) away.

Protesters burned an effigy featuring the face of former U.S. President George W. Bush, who ordered the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq, and also the face of Saddam.
The enemies of Bush and the war simply will refuse to accept victory. They want defeat and they will keep pushing until they get it.

Iran is patient but they have lined up many chess pieces. In ten years we may get reports about how close they were to collapsing, such reports came out of Vietnam after America gave up. Now they can smell victory and the pawns are starting to move.

Nahncee (who asked how Iran can afford to cause all this trouble),
That is why they need Obama’s insane efforts to raise the price of energy. He is acting in their interest. Also they have struck deals with both China, for the natural gas fields, and with Russia, to make life hell for America. As I said above they must be near the brink, if Obama had lost the Mullahs would be just about looking for jobs in Western colleges by now.

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