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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2008 10:37 am 
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Get out of my house!

“What are you doing in my house?” screamed the furious Iraqi woman as she walked in on a group of American and Iraqi soldiers who were crashing around her living room after kicking down her front door.

“Get out, get out,” she shouted in broken English, shaking her fists in rage at the troops who had frozen as if caught in the act of doing something naughty.


Surveying the damage, the woman shrieked: “Are you happy now?”

This report has photos....

Oh yes...we're SO winning their hearts and minds!

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Does this mean she won't be bringing them flowers and candy?

And we wonder why we are not loved in this world.

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Who can blame the woman?

When you hear news of some soldiers gone bad, hurting and killing 14 year old girls, and killing members of her family as well, I'd think you'd be hesitant to allow the Americans in.

And for a while now, the Iraqis have been telling the US to not only get out of their houses, but their country as well.

Iraqi Public Opinion -- The US Occupation in Slogan and in Fact

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A brief look at Iraqi attitudes toward the occupation reveals why mainstream commentators in this country opt for such ambiguity rather than dealing with the polls themselves: Iraqis have consistently stated that the occupation is a destabilizing force in their country, that the situation would improve after a US withdrawal, and that the US has ulterior motives for staying in Iraq.

Over the last four years, and in polls from a wide range of sources, Iraqis have been especially unequivocal on one point: that the US military occupation of their country produces more violence than it prevents. A May 2004 poll sponsored by the US-led Coalition Provisional Authority found that roughly 80 percent of Iraqis had “no confidence” in US-led forces to improve security and that most “would feel safer if Coalition forces left immediately” (2). A year later, in August 2005, a secret poll conducted for the British Defense Ministry found that “less than one per cent [sic] of the population believes coalition forces are responsible for any improvement in security”
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that the US military occupation of their country produces more violence than it prevents


Unfortunately, we are not trying to help the country of Iraq, we are helping ourselves to their resources.

Sad. Very sad, and horribly destructive.

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And then there are the basic resources the Iraqi people need and can't get. According to the following article, it is becoming a bone of contention with citizens against their government with Maliki taking a lot of criticism.

And it's one of these things that, if not corrected by the Iraqi government, could help to renew an end to the current cease-fire, especially if the Iraqi people feel their government is corruptly behind the the withholding of these resources.

In admonishing tones, al-Hakim called on the government and parliament not to be "entirely focused on political rivalries at the expense of the everyday problems faced by Iraqis." He also demanded that lawmakers quickly adopt key legislation divvying up the country's oil wealth and setting the rules for provincial elections to be held later this year.

He spoke of administrative and financial corruption, saying Iraqis were now forced to pay bribes to get business done with ministries and government agencies.


ANALYSIS: Discontent Surges in Iraq
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BAGHDAD (AP) — In the depths of a strangely cold winter in the Middle East, Iraqis complain that the lights are not on, the kerosene heaters are without fuel and the water doesn't flow — and they blame the government.

And with the war nearing its fifth anniversary, Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is feeling the discontent as well from the most powerful political centers in the majority Shiite community.

It's a pincer movement of domestic anger that yet again could threaten al-Maliki's hold on his Green Zone office.

"Where's the kerosene and the water?" asked Amjad Kazim, a 56-year-old Shiite who lives in eastern Baghdad. "We hear a lot of promises but we see nothing."

Little kerosene is available on the state-run market at the subsidized price of $0.52 a gallon. But the fuel can be found on the black market, where it goes for more than $3.79 a gallon.

Overnight temperatures since the first of the year have routinely fallen below freezing when normally they only dip into the upper 30s Fahrenheit.

An average household needs at least 1.32 gallons a day to stay warm, which translates into a monthly expense of $150, or half what an average Iraqi earns.
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