Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Today Is Different

From Inside Iraq blogger Dulaimy, on the aftermath of the shoe incident:
Around 12:30 p.m. several vehicles loaded with Iraqi soldiers accompanying two or three buses stopped in mid of the square and tried to close it (like every day) but they couldn't.

Drivers refused to obey, saying we are tired of closed roads.

The horns of tens of cars were loud, angry drivers yelling at soldiers who picked up their rifles trying to stop the cars that refused to stop.

Shots in the air and pointing rifles to vehicles failed, the convoy had to park in another place.

They convoy wanted to park in the mid of the circle because the soldiers wanted to talk and discuss something in mid of the square… imagine.

The drivers made it and the military saw, for the first time I think, a mass anger for blocking roads.

I have seen this square almost every day during the last four years and nothing like this happened.

And there’s more

University students rallied for Zaidi in Fallujah on Wednesday, drawing the attention of U.S. forces.

Students raised their shoes and threw rocks at American soldiers, who reportedly opened fire above the crowd. Protesters said that indirect fire wounded one student, Zaid Salih. U.S. forces haven't confirmed the account.

Still more:

BAGHDAD — Iraq's parliament speaker announced his resignation Wednesday after a parliamentary session descended into chaos as lawmakers argued about whether to free a journalist who threw his shoes at President George W. Bush.

Iraq descends into chaos. No one could have anticipated that ....

Meanwhile, some of our idiot media--this one from the “liberal” NPR--calls the Iraqis “ingrates”:

WILLIAMS: But on a serious level, how many American lives have been sacrificed to the cause of liberating Iraq? How much money has been spent while they’re not spending their own profits from their oil? American money. So I just think it’s absolutely the act of an ingrate for them to behave in this way. Just unbelievable to me.

You know, we could always .... LEAVE.

Just sayin’ ....