Calling for witdrawal of U.S. forces hundreds of pro-new-Iraqui-government protesters called coined the phrase “Triangle of Death” to describe the axis of evil formed by the perpetual war-mongers Saddam Hussien, George Bush and Tony Blair. A pox on all their houses say I!
Saturday, April 9, 2005 Posted: 1:47 PM EDT (1747 GMT)
Iraqis rally Saturday in Baghdad’s Firdos Square, where Saddam Hussein’s statue was toppled in 2003.
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BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) — Several thousand protesters gathered Saturday in Baghdad to urge the withdrawal of American troops from Iraq as well as to call for national unity and denounce terrorism.
The marchers condemned President Bush, British Prime Minister Tony Blair and ex-dictator Saddam Hussein, and some protesters gave the trio the pun name of “triangle of death” — the same as the nickname for a volatile region south of the capital.
The protest and other demonstrations marked the second anniversary of the fall of Saddam’s regime and the famous toppling of the former ruler’s statue in Baghdad’s Firdos Square.
The protesters were largely supporters of radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, whose Mehdi Army battled U.S. and Iraqi troops last year in Baghdad’s Sadr City and Najaf, 100 miles (161 kilometers) south of the capital.
Some protesters chanted, “No, no to America,” and carried effigies of Bush, Blair and Saddam.