Kadhim al-Jubouri, the man who attacked the base of the massive statue of Saddam over four years ago, now speaks out against the invasion which removed the former Iraqi leader from power in the video clip which is below the fold, and the associated story.
So this is what we have gained from: over 4 years of occupation; over $410,031,316,072 wasted; the loss of over 3223 US Soldier’s lives, not to mention the neverending pain and loss felt by their loved ones; the 23,417 soldier’s who were wounded and/or maimed for life? All for a war which was intended to enrich the corporate bottom line for politically connected defense contractors like Dick Cheney’s Halliburton and KBR. Say no more to this lunacy and start bringing our troops home!
If you still support the war then it’s time for you to begin to use the brains God gave you, and think! Stop confusing your personal loyalty to a particular political party or politician, with patriotism or supporting the troops. They are not the same thing.
The situation in Iraq has turned 180 degrees causing those Iraqi’s who initially supported our presence to begin to oppose it. Kadhim said it best:
The devil you know is better than the devil you don’t. We no longer know friend from foe. The situation is becoming more dangerous. It’s not getting better at all. People are poor and the prices are going higher and higher… Saddam, he says, “was like Stalin. But the occupation is proving to be worse”. – Kadhim al-Jubouri, “the man who toppled Saddam”
We all remember this iconic image on our TV’s shortly after our glorious victory over the forces of darkness, which is clearly show in this clip taken from CNN:
What many doesn’t know is the pulling down of the statue by American troops was actually a very carefully choreographed propaganda event.