Saddam 'n' Regime go bye, bye...

  1. Wehay.... I'm watching CNN, BBC World and Sky.... and all across Baghdad people are coming out celebrating waving palm leaves, stamping on SH pictures, pulling the statues down... beating chests (a shi'ite religious expression banned by SH), looting (what ever takes your fancy...lol) and basically celebrating the fact the dictator is gone. The reporters in Baghdad are free to report whatever and there is no sign of that psychiatrically deluded Information Minister. There is no doubt SH is gone from the capital.... maybe he'll hole up in Tukrit... but one things for sure Iraq is no longer SH personal playground/torture chamber. The US forces appear to have complete control in Baghdad... with only pockets of resistance remaining..... The boys 'n' girls of the coalition, while not home, should at least be pretty safe after the next day or so.
    regards StuPer
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  3. by   StuPer
    Errr... I hope the peace activists don't get upset but I've just seen two Iraqi citizens of Baghdad holding up a banner for the cameras saying "Human Shields - Go home you wankers!" I don't want to say I speak for anyone...lol... but I guess this maybe an expression of their frustration at the naivety of some, who don't understand what the people of Iraq have been living with.
    I did and still do not agree with the way this war has been initiated, but it would have happened one way or another... because there was no way SH would give up his favourite WMD without a fight.... but putting that aside its bloody good to see people in Baghdad happy even though they've had to cope with intimidation and bombing for the last 3 weeks.
    regards StuPer
  4. by   nursenoelle
    It was a sight this morning wasn't it ? I had heard that the mayhem would be controlled mildly so that the people could release all of that pent up tension. From some clips I saw they were going delirious with joy yelling " thank you!". The women are throwing flowers at the marines. Got me all teary, not that it takes much these days.
  5. by   nursenoelle
    Turn on Fox news right now even if you think it sucks....the people are taking a sledgehammer to a huge statue Shades of the Berlin Wall.
  6. by   Hardknox
    MY personal favorite quote from the happily liberated Iraqui's:


    "THANK YOU, MR. BUSH!!"

    Frankly, I think Tony Blair should get the Nobel Peace Prize. He has been a strong, corageous, articulate friend.
  7. by   Scavenger'sWife
    I thought the same thing, Nursenoelle...(Berlin Wall). I just saw then pull the statue down! WOOOOOT!!!

    I said to Hubby that I wonder how all this jubilation on the part of the Iraqi people is affecting the war protest people? Do you think it makes them even a little bit ashamed? I hope so.

    to the troops: Let's be safe out there. Come home soon.
  8. by   Hardknox
    It hasn't affected the war protesters in the People's Republic of Cambridge, Massachusetts. One irate letter to the editor in the Boston Globe complained of the disrespect that American soldiers showed when they were shown sitting in Saddam's $10,000.00 chair in one of his palaces smoking a cigarette. Good thing the Globe didn't show the picture of the cr@p they took in Saddam's gold toilets!!!!
  9. by   SharonH, RN
    Well I am just glad it is almost over. After the initial jubilation is over, we can deal with the next phase and any possible fallout.
  10. by   Tilleycs
    Now why the heck are these people celebrating? Don't they know this war is just about OIL??? Who told them they were libertated?

    This is an outrage!! They can't be happy! This is about America deciding what kind of government all these countries can have! Inspections should still be going on, not people waving palm leaves, stamping on SH pictures, pulling the statues down, or beating their chests!! All the inspectors needed was more time!

    Tell them to stop! America went in against the wishes of some of the countries in the United Nations! No happiness! No flowers! No expressions of gratitude! WE'RE the bad guys!!!

  11. by   Disablednurse
    Yes we are the "bad guys." I am also against the war, but I support the troops. I think that it is wonderful that the Iraqi people are so happy and excited about their newfound freedom. You think how you would feel if you were in a prison and tortured. I cannot even imagine how terrible it would be, but I am happy for the people, but still against the way it was obtained for them.
  12. by   l.rae
    l wonder how many more inocent Iraqi ppl/children would have been tortured and killed if we had ''waited'' on the UN as many would have had it. This still rancors me to no end.

    But, it did my heart a world of good to see the Iraqi ppl in Dearborne MI parading and celebrating in the streets with American and Iraqi flags waving high. Saying thank you to the troops and to GWB. I believe he did the right thing, the right way at the right time....l also believe the Iraqi ppl believe this too.
  13. by   l.rae
    Originally posted by Hardknox
    It hasn't affected the war protesters in the People's Republic of Cambridge, Massachusetts. One irate letter to the editor in the Boston Globe complained of the disrespect that American soldiers showed when they were shown sitting in Saddam's $10,000.00 chair in one of his palaces smoking a cigarette. Good thing the Globe didn't show the picture of the cr@p they took in Saddam's gold toilets!!!!
    Wonder what they will think of the Iraqi's riding hobby horse on the statue head of S. H. ? Their (said war proteseors) stupidity NEVER ceases to amaze me!
  14. by   Mkue
    I can only imagine the excitement these people are feeling right now. I share their joy.

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