40,000 or more followers of Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr rolled on Baghdad Saturday in a mass public demonstration and Protest to Extending the UN Mandate allowing US led Military Forces in Iraq. USA and Iraqi leaders face a Dec. 31 deadline to reach agreement on the deal. The protesters want Iraq’s Parliament to Reject a US-Iraqi security pact that would allow US led Forces in Iraq , another 3 years , until Dec 31 , 2011.
Daily Archives: 2008/10/18
Al-Sadr, who is living in Iran , had an aide deliver his message:
“The Iraqi government has abandoned its duty before God and its people and referred the agreement to you knowing that ratifying it will stigmatize Iraq and its government for years to come. I am with every Sunni , Shiite or Christian who is opposed to the agreement – and I reject , condemn and renounce the presence of occupying forces and basis on our beloved land.
If they tell you that the agreement ends the presence of the occupation , let me tell you that the occupier will retain its bases. And whoever tells you that it gives us sovereignty is a liar,” al-Sadr said. “I am confident that you brothers in parliament will champion the will of the people over that of the occupier – Do not betray the people. “
One banner in English said: “We refuse the existence of the US in Iraq.”
Folks , they don’t want us there , we’ve spent more than 2 TRILLION DOLLARS $2,000,000,000,000 –
we’ve lost more than 4100 Human Lives , Brave Soldiers “Just Following Orders”
Do You Think the Money Could Be Better INVESTED?
How does one put a Price Tag on Human Beings Lives?
We are Less Safe , Less Free , Less Prosperous
ENOUGH is ENOUGH
And ONCE AGAIN , US Congress Approval is Not Required for the pact to take effect.
I keep forgetting , WE THE PEOPLE , are NOT Living in a Democracy.