A number of the main Iraqi Sunni and Shia parties had several meetings today. The meetings reflected a united Muslim front against any attempts of splitting the Iraqi people along sectarian and ethnic lines.
The main Shia and Sunni parties asked the occupation troops to schedule withdrawal as soon as possible.
It's important to mention that the current sectarian tension was handled very efficiently by the Iraqi religious and social leaders working with their elected national government, and that the occupation troops and authorities didn't take any part in "protecting Iraqis from each other", which is the bush administration's number one excuse for keeping the troops in Iraq.
According to the latest polls, the majority (70%)of the Iraqis want the occupation troops to leave Iraq, and the majority of the US people (55%) say that it was a mistake to send the troops to Iraq in the first place. Even Bill O'reilly, the neo-con who would have cut me to small pieces and fed me to the dogs if I had said the words troops and home in the same sentence a couple of weeks ago, is now asking to bring the US troops back home!
Let's bring the troop back home, and spend the money in rebuilding New Orleans instead of wasting it in Iraq.