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Dear Leader Dimwit to declare “Mishun uhcomplushed!” from the deck of a rusty Texas garbage scow and begin rapid draw down of troops amid scenes of relief in traditional cannon fodder recruiting centres across America.

Anonymous source close to The Presidense promises to realistically restrict future “ass-kicking” adventures to more manageable nutmeg growing atolls in the Caribbean and abortive spear-chucking African states.

Iraqi Shiites burn US flags on regime fall anniversary
by Hassan Abdul ZahraMon Apr 9, 11:38 AM ET

Hundreds of thousands of chanting Iraqi Shiites burned and stamped on US flags at an anti-American rally called by firebrand cleric Moqtada al-Sadr on the fourth anniversary of the fall of Saddam Hussein.

Large crowds of men, women and children holding Iraqi flags and anti-US banners massed in the Shiite holy city of Najaf shouting "No, No to America! Yes, Yes to Freedom!"

Security was also tight for fear of attacks in Baghdad, where four years ago on Monday a giant bronze statue of Saddam was torn down, dramatically symbolising the toppling of his iron-fisted regime by US-led invasion forces.

A 24-hour vehicle curfew was in place and all main roads and bridges were deserted as people remained indoors.

Jubilant Baghdadis who welcomed the US troops on April 9, 2003 now blame the rampant bloodshed and chaos on what even some of Iraq's most senior leaders brand an unwanted occupation.

The Najaf rally was seen as a show of strength for Sadr, who has not been sighted for more than two months, since the launch of a security crackdown in Baghdad aimed largely at reining in his militiamen who are accused of killing Sunni Arabs.

The US military has said that Sadr -- regarded by the Americans as the most dangerous threat to stability -- has gone to Iran but his aides deny the claims and insist he is still in Iraq. He was not seen at the rally.

The Shiite demonstrators marched from Kufa, the twin shrine city of Najaf, to Najaf's central Sadrain Square where Sadr aides distributed anti-US leaflets.
Hundreds of banners saying "Down with Bush, Down with America" were carried by protestors as Iraqi police and soldiers guarded checkpoints in and around Najaf and Kufa.
Many people draped in Iraqi flags set the Stars and Stripes ablaze and some stamped on US and Israeli flags painted on the ground with their shoes, a gross insult in Arab culture.
"In four years of occupation, our sons have been killed and women made widows," cried Ahmed al-Mayahie, 39, a Shiite from the southern city of Basra.

"The occupier raised slogans saying Iraq is free, Iraq is liberated. What freedom? What liberation? There is nothing but destruction. We do not want their liberation and their presence. We tell them to get out of our land."

Some Sunni religious groups also joined the rally.

"This demonstration is a friendly message to unite Iraqis on one common issue and that is end of occupation," said Abdul Qadir al-Daim of the Iraqi Islamic Party, a powerful Sunni bloc.

Rally organisers distributed leaflets urging Americans and Europeans to pressure their governments to end the bloodshed.

US military spokesman Rear Admiral Mark Fox called the rally a sign of a growing "democratic society" in Iraq and added that he was not "bothered necessarily" with the burning of US flags.

The staunchly anti-American Sadr, who launched two bloody rebellions against US forces in 2004, is now a powerful figure in the Shiite-led government with six ministers and 32 lawmakers.

On Sunday, he reiterated a call for Iraqis to unite against the Americans and end fighting that had erupted on Friday between his militiamen and security forces in the central city of Diwaniyah.

"Iraq has had enough bloodshed. The occupation forces led by the biggest evil, America, are working to sow dissent either directly or through its agents."

US commander Colonel Michael Garrett said the fighters in Diwaniyah appeared to be from Sadr's Jaish al-Mahdi militia. "We believe they are associated with the Jaish al-Mahdi," he told reporters in Diwaniyah.

On April 9, 2003, US Marines pulled down the giant statue of Saddam by a rope around the neck, in a premonition of his hanging in December for crimes against humanity.
An Iraqi crowd beat the face of his fallen statue with shoes.

But gone are the euphoric cheers of "Good, Good, Bush" praising US President George W. Bush for ousting the regime. Angry chants of "Down with Bush" are a frequent background to brutal Shiite and Sunni sectarian strife.

Since the invasion, tens of thousands of Iraqis have died in violence. At least 3,275 US troops have also been killed.

Fox admitted that the four-year period had been "disappointing, frustrating and increasingly dangerous in many parts of Iraq".
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Arseholes are cheap today, cheaper than yesterday….little boys are half-a-crown, standing up or lying down! (..to the tune of “La donna è mobile")

Is Emperor Sneero also enjoying a bit of rumpy-pumpy with the White’s House pageboys? :eusa_shifty:

Cheeses Crust! Imagine Ol' shirt-liftin' Weasel-features forcing his one-eyed custard-chucker up a Prince Valiant lookalikes virginal Chocolate starfish!! :shock:
 

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