Supporters of Shia cleric Moqtada Sadr have staged a mass demonstration in Baghdad in protest against plans to extend the US mandate in Iraq.
An estimated 50,000 protesters chanted slogans such as “Get out occupier!”.
Iraqi and US negotiators drafted the deal after months of talks but it still needs approval from Iraq’s government.
Heckuva a job Bushco!
Meanwhile, al-Maliki said Friday that Gen. Ray Odierno may have lost his position as commander of US forces in Iraq because of his charge that Iran is bribing Iraqi parliamentarians to reject the agreement.
So when push comes to shove in Iraq, who do you think will carry the day, the Shia or the Shia?