In this protest in Najaf, Iraq, the Iraqis burned Obama, Biden, Gates and Sharon in effigy. They also had some cardboard reproductions of US tanks with the faces of Obama, Biden and Gates on them. There were several other protests around the country, and I will put the pictures up on the Faces of Grief blog tomorrow (Sunday). But the first massive April 9th protest was in Baghdad in 2004. There were reportedly five million Iraqis at that one. They burned Bush, Blair and Saddam in effigy that time. I guess they forgot about Cheney. I have pictures of that on this blog, under April 2004.
Photo: Supporters of Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr carry banners against war in
as they march during a demonstration in Najaf April 9, 2010. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani Iraq