Friday, February 25, 2011

Look at the spin in NYT on US-occupied Iraq

"In Mosul, a restive, ethnically mixed city in the north, two people were killed when local security forces fired on demonstrators who tried to storm two government buildings.
In Baghdad, hundreds of people walked through the sprawling city to Tahrir Square, which has been a gathering point for demonstrations over the last few weeks, shouting and waving flags in a tumultuous call for government reform."  Reform? People did not chant for reform? They chanted for the overthrow of regime even in Iraq.  The most oft repeated chant (borrowed from Tunisia) all over the Arab world is: "People want the downfall of the regime."