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Thousand protest in Iraq on 11.21.08 against the USA occupation

Go Home USA (apparently this report says US bases will be permanent)
The following repost is from this URL:
Tens of thousands of Iraqis protest the Status of Forces Agreement that has passed the U.S. controlled Iraqi cabinet. The demonstration was organized but not attended by the Shia cleric, Moqtada Sadr, who opposes any deal with the U.S.

Under the forces agreement supported by incoming president Barack Obama, US troops will withdraw from the streets of Iraqi towns and cities next year, with all 150,000 having left Iraq by the end of 2011. The agreement does allow for permanent U.S. military installations in Iraq.

The peaceful crowds waved flags and chanted anti-American slogans in Firdous Square, the scene of the toppling of a statue of Saddam Hussein, five years ago.

Exactley how creating more anti-American sentiment is supposed to bring democracy to Iraq and peace and security to the world is a mystery politicians supporting the wars still cannot explain.


"No, no to the American agreement!" 21.Nov.2008 18:49

Chants from Iraq

+ Bush is a (pun)shoe-in for Saddam

+ Bush effigy is burned in Iraq @ protest

+  http://tinyurl.com/6xu8la

pictures of protest in Iraq 22.Nov.2008 22:01


pictures here from anti-USA protest

mandate for leaving Iraq 22.Nov.2008 22:09


Renewing the United Nations Mandate for Iraq:
Plans and Prospects

I want to begin my testimony today with a brief overview of the political and legal
frameworks that are important to understanding the current developments in Iraq.
According to article 47 of the Iraqi constitution, the federal government consists of the
legislative, executive and judicial branches.

Raed Jarrar
Iraq Consultant
Public Policy Office
American Friends Service Committee
[end quote]

Here is the pdf file [link] of that plan