The symbolism couldn’t be anymore stark. The same place that a manufactured toppling of Saddam’s statue took place the people of Iraq burned down an effigy of Bush.

The truth is the people of Iraq can not stand occupation as it has wrecked their country and their lives. It is also a revolt against the status of forces agreement which the US and some Iraqi leaders are trying to push through, the people of Iraq will never stand for such an agreement. Such agreements under occupation are always coercive and never in the interests of the occupied.

It’s provisions also remind me of one of the catalysts for the Iranian Revolution and that was the topic of immunity from prosecution for foreign (Western) workers and in this case soldiers. Essentially saying that the country has no jurisdiction to prosecute those who commit crimes on their land. This is ironic since the whole Iraq war has been criminal.

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