Iraqis Protest Ahmadinejad– Blame Iran For Bloody Attacks
Not everyone was happy about Ahmadinejad’s trip to Iraq…
Iraqis continued their protests against Mahmoud today in Baghdad.
A demonstrator holds a sign that reads “Your visit underestimates the price we paid in our blood” as she chants slogans during a protest in Baghdad’s Adhamiya district March 3, 2008. Hundreds took to the streets in Adhamiya district on Monday, protesting against the visit of Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to Iraq. (REUTERS/Omar al-Obaidi)
Iraqis protest the visit of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in Baghdad’s Sunni neighborhood of Azamiyah, Monday, March 3, 2008. The banner reads: ‘Azamiyah residents condemn the visit of Ahmadinejad to the Baghdad of al-Rashid’. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said here Monday that foreigners should leave the region. “The regional nations would like foreigners to leave the region,” said President Ahmadinejad at a press conference.
President Ahmadinejad said, “In our opinion the Iraqi nation and government can handle their own affairs very well. All should let the Iraqi nation and government manage their country themselves.” He said that a powerful and developed Iraq will benefit all nations as well as regional peace, security and stability…
He said the region would be more secure and more peaceful without presence of foreigners and “We think a great service the big powers can offer to the region is their respect for the nations’ votes and views.”
He went on to say that regional nations have gained nothing from foreigners’ presence but ruins, misery, humiliation and insult.
…And democracy and freedom and the end to one of the most brutal regimes in history.
A patrol member from a local citizen’s group marches with demonstrators chanting slogans during a protest in Baghdad’s Adhamiya district March 3, 2008. Hundreds took to the streets in Adhamiya district on Monday, protesting against the visit of Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to Iraq. (REUTERS/Omar al-Obaidi)