Thursday, September 20, 2007


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Bush Unites Iraqis!
600,000 peaceful, flag waving, free Iraqi people marched three miles through some of their holiest cities in order to celebrate Iraq's 4th year of freedom and democracy. The breezy streets of Baghdad fell silent under a 24 hour driving ban during the festivities. "It's a real street fair atmosphere," commented an observer. Several Iraqis even began impromptu bonfires using anything from sticks to large stuffed figures and pieces of flag material.

Things have gotten so good in Iraq that the pro-democracy demonstration was organized by none other than Shiite Priest Muqtada Al-Sadr. Many believe that through this act Al-Sadr, who has had some slight disagreements with the U.S. in the past, has become a real "stand up guy."
Along with the upswing of positive vibes, reports of sectarian violence were close to slightly above zero, and only 25 people were killed or found dead in the country.

"These are Los Angeles numbers. It's truly encouraging. I hope it's a sign of great things to come," said Defense Department spokesperson Gordon Jondroe.

"Iraq is now a place where people can freely gather and express their opinions," said U.S. military spokesman Col. Steven Boylan who praised the parade stating that the Iraqi people, "could not have done this four years ago. If Saddam were alive to see this he would hang himself."

Despite unanimous optimism there is still much work to be done as Jondroe points out, "We have much more progress ahead of us." Military experts like Jondroe agree that the future of Iraq's security lies in the so-far thoroughly "Keystone" Iraqi Army. "The United States, the coalition, and the Iraqis have much more to do. But, for now...let's party."

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