Sometimes I just can find an explanation for the behaviors of both the Iraqi and American security forces and I wonder whether they themselves have any explanation.
Yesterday afternoon, a US convoy stopped in the main street of my neighborhood. One of the soldiers with the help of one of his colleagues tore a poster including the picture of Muqtada Al Sadr and some young men from the neighborhood who were killed by gunmen. I was there by chance and saw all the scene. No said anything but I could see anger in the eyes of people. After the US troops left, the young men started cursing the US army an d each one gave his own point of view about the behavior. One young man said "Its a victory for us, the US army cant even stand looking to Muqtada's picture and that means they are so afraid of him". Another man said in a very calm way addressing the others "why are you so angry guys? its not a problem, we will put a new poster but it will be bigger". the crowd left about 10 minutes later.
I dont know what to say about this behavior but I wonder if there are any positive results for it