Azara Blog: Hundreds of thousands of Iraqis tell the US to get lost

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Date published: 2007/04/09

The BBC says:

Hundreds of thousands of Iraqi Shias have demonstrated in the holy city of Najaf, calling for US-led troops to leave Iraq. The protesters were responding to an appeal by cleric Moqtada Sadr, who branded US forces "your arch enemy" in a statement. The demonstration marks four years since US troops entered Baghdad and ended the rule of Saddam Hussein.
In a statement issued on Sunday, the cleric asked Iraqis not to "walk alongside the occupiers, because they are your arch enemy" and to turn all their efforts on US forces. But he warned followers against violence, urging the Mehdi Army and Iraqi security forces "to be to be patient and to unite your efforts against the enemy and not against the sons of Iraq".
Some demonstrators burned US flags and shouted slogans: "No, no, no to America... Moqtada, yes, yes, yes.". One member of Mr Sadr's organisation, Salah al-Obaydi, called the rally a "call for liberation".

Does anyone in the US, outside of the nutters who run the White House, believe that the (illegal) invasion of Iraq is not (easily) the biggest foreign policy blunder in the history of America? The US has spent over a trillion dollars putting the Shias in power and what is there to show for it, other than a dead Saddam Hussein?

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