Saturday, April 09, 2005

No, no to the occupiers

Many thousands of Iraqis, after reading my previous post, took to Firdos Square to protest that the sculpture which replaced Saddam Hussein’s statue doesn’t really look much like an abstract representation of freedom to them. They take the plastic arts very seriously in Iraq.

Evidently in Iraqi culture it is customary to thank a country for liberating it by burning its flag in homage.

From left to right, Blair, Hussein, Bush (or the “triangle of death,” as they are known).

The traditional re-enactment of Abu Ghraib torture.

There were no such scenes last year because the Americans sealed off the square with razor wire.

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