The Shi’a majority in Iraq didn’t forget that Saddam was supported by Americans. They didn’t forget that the latter cheered as the dictator slaughtered their brothers and sisters in faith across the border. They won’t forget that the US tries to assassinate their leaders. They watch helplessly as their holy sites are blown to pieces by terrorists whose presence correlates perfectly with the US invasion.
They can’t possibly overlook the gang rape and murder of 14-years old Abeer Qassim and her family. They can’t forgive the missiles fired at Kerbala, one of their Holy Cities. They will always remember the US-imposed sanctions that led to so much death and suffering over there.
The majority wants security and stability. That much is certain. But it doesn’t mean they don’t have a gutural hatred of the invader that will persist in at least one generation.[/quote]
Man, your hatred of the US is turning into fantasy.
I’m sure the shia will not forget how AQ bombed their people day after day, took down their Grand Mosque in Karbala and made their life hell.
It’s funny, the people of Iraq were given a chance at greatness and because of the acts of radicals, they are blowing it. They need only to look to Japan and South Korea as examples of how great their lives could be. That’s what your fantasy, based on your prejudice and hatred, denies these people.
How come the Shia are in charge of the government and people like the late Ayatollah Hakim and Ayatollah Sistani is (and was) supporters of the US?