Sunday, August 02, 2015

Editorial: Iraq protests

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi got it.

"Early warning sign" is what he dubbed Saturday's protests in Iraq.

It's a shame the press didn't get it.

The New York Times did it's usual lousy coverage of protests.

Saturday's "Iraq snapshot," however, focused on the protests.

التظاهرات الشعبية ضد الفساد الحكومي والفاسدين الذين حكموا وسرقوا باسم الدين وزعموا اتباع آل البيت في حكمهم .

Haider's right that the protests are an early warning.

And they're a warning to him as much as to anyone.

Installed by the White House last year, Haider's supposed to serve the interests of Barack Obama.

But doing that will ensure continued protests.

So does the puppet cut the strings or not?

Having shown no spine in the last 12 months, we don't see Haider sticking up for the Iraqi people.

We also don't see the press giving two s**ts whether he does or not or about what happens to the Iraqi people.

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