Erbil’s 2nd marathon started in front of the Kurdistan parliament with the participation of more than 5,000 from Iraq and abroad under the title “let’s run together for peace and development”. “The Marathon, organized by non governmental organizations and backed by UNAMI and Arbil provincial, council started today with the participation of more than 5,000 persons from 40 countries,” Abdulsattar Esamat, head of the non-governmental organizations union in Kurdistan, told Aswat al-Iraq news agency. The Special Representative of the Secretary General (SRSG) for Iraq, Mr. Martin Kobler, took part in the marathon and told Aswat al-Iraq news agency correspondent “I feel happy because I’m taking part in the marathon and because of this large participation from citizens”.A dramatic sign of success of the War in Iraq. Can anyone imagine such a scene under the Hitler-like regime of Saddam Hussein? And will the media give former President Bush and the war-hawks in the Republican Party any credit for this "mission accomplished"? Exit question? Wasn't there a certain US Senator from a certain mid-western state who fiercely opposed the War in Iraq? H/t Hoft
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Will George W. Bush and the Republican Party get any credit for this?
From AswatalIraq.com, "Arbil 2nd marathon kicks off, 5,000 persons participate":