The Iraqi parliament even wants us gone! May 9, 2007Posted by Evil Bender in Iraq, Middle East, News and politics.
We’ve known for a long time that the Iraqi people want us out of their country, and since the last elections we’ve known beyond any doubt the American people want the same. But surely those in power–the ones who are participating in the US-backed government and therefore have the most to loose should we leave–want us to stay! Well, not so much.
On Tuesday, without note in the U.S. media (my emphasis), more than half of the members of Iraq’s parliament rejected the continuing occupation of their country. 144 lawmakers signed onto a legislative petition calling on the United States to set a timetable for withdrawal, according to Nassar Al-Rubaie, a spokesman for the Al Sadr movement, the nationalist Shia group that sponsored the petition.
I will say it again: this is a vote from the legislative body that owes its existence to US Directives. We’ve fucked up the country so badly that even those who are in power only because we erected and defend the system that keeps them their want us gone.
Remember when we were going to “win the hearts and minds” of the Iraqi people?