American troops in Fallujah, 2004: Did U.S.
ever intend to leave?
Iraq News Agency, Iraq
Wake Up Iraqis!:
The Americans Never Intend to Withdraw!
"In every country they occupy,
the invaders leave only death, destruction and blood, which is precisely what
happened in the 'new democratic Iraq!' … The occupation came to stay - and all
the talk of a supposed pullout is just a political attempt to throw dust in both
American and Iraqi eyes."
Even a short time ago, a
number of misguided Arabs were fooled into believing that one of the goals of
the American invasion was to establish a democratic regime in Iraq, and that after
being invaded by the army of the invaders, it would in short order become a
model of democracy that the other Arab states would find themselves compelled to
follow. This deception was echoed in editorials and
discussions, but the democratic mirage didn't last long. One event after
another in distraught Iraq has exposed the illusion, making clear only this: that
in every country they occupy, the invaders leave only death, destruction and
blood, which is preciselywhat happened in the "new
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It has now been four months since
Iraq’s “democratic” elections that took place under the occupation, and the “elected”
National Assembly has been unable to form a new government. Long and heated negotiations
have taken place, but to no avail. The disagreements between the sectarian
blocs and factions formed out of these aforementioned elections have hardened. All
of which goes to prove that a democracy which flows out of the tanks and aircraft
of the invaders only results in foolish rumors and naive tales similar to those
mothers often lull their children to sleep with. Worse and more amazing still, is
that the “democratic” prime minister refuses to leave unless the same kind of
bloody, deadly coup that defined Iraq in the decades before "American democracy"
descends upon him!
Maliki, who is clinging to
power tooth and nail, isn't much different than his undemocratic predecessors. His
insistence on remaining in power makes a mockery of the slogans of a peaceful transfer
of power and democracy and confirms to all, both domestically and internationally,
only the irresistible lust for power.
Just days ago [July 4], a messenger of
democracy, the vice president of the United States, came to hand down his directives
to opposing Iraqi factions. In the wake of his unexpected visit, his objectives, or
rather his perceptions, which are that things should remain the way they are,
became clear: the sectarian division of power that was present before the last
elections should remain, meaning Maliki should stay in the prime minister's position,
the Kurds should keep the presidency and the Sunnis should keep the Assembly
presidency. It's as if, rather than democracy, what's being replicated across the
Arab world is the situation in Lebanon; as though there is no democracy left,
nor anyone to mourn it.
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Amid Iraq's sectarian
struggle - and with the continual bombings that target innocent civilians all
over the stricken Arab country, we hear voices growing louder, insisting on the
need for the occupying forces to remain, and even delaying troop withdrawals indefinitely.
This was the main objective of manipulating the election results and maintaining
the status quo.
The occupation came to stay -
and all the talk of a supposed pullout is just a political attempt to throw dust
in both American and Iraqi eyes.