Iraqi tells Barack Obama you are withdrawing from my country in shame and defeat
By Sami Ramadani
On 14 December 2011, President Obama addressed a crowd of US soldiers who had just come back from Iraq. He tried to cheer them up by declaring that they had returned home in honour and victory. Just like Bush before him, Obama's idea of honour and declarations of victory rest on dubious political morality, driven by the needs of an uncontrollable death machine: a military-industrial complex that feeds on war and destruction. Iraqi dissident and exile Sami Ramadani says Obama, who initially opposed the Iraq war, today enthusiastically continues the policies of the two war criminals, Bush and Blair.
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Dear Mr Obama,
Which of the above, Mr. Obama, is an honourable act or a sign of victory? And where did you refer to the pack of lies that the US administration used to invade Iraq, or the fact that throughout the 1980's the US backed and armed Saddam's dictatorship ?
The Iraqi people, supported by the overwhelming majority of the peoples across the world, refused to kneel before the tanks of the occupation forces. They rose in resistance and opposition and forced a change of direction in Washington, even before you took office.
You are now preaching for war on Iran, attempting to ignite civil war in Syria, backing Israeli suppression of the Palestinian people, and backing Saudi and Qatari dictators to thwart and hijack the uprisings of the Arab peoples against the assortment of dictatorships that the US had installed or backed for decades.
The truth is, Mr. Obama, the US is now attempting to control Iraq by using its so called embassy, tens of thousands of mercenaries, thousands of spies and corrupt Iraqi political forces that answer to Washington.
America aims to use the Strategic Framework Agreement to tie Iraq to the US economically, militarily and culturally. It has tried to do this through occupation, now it is trying to do it by stealth.
But the Iraqi people are saying no, and America will be defeated again in its latest attempt to dominate our country.