Confusion is the most suitable word by which I can describe my feelings about the situation in Iraq. It became so difficult to reach acceptable explanations for the simplest issues in Iraq. The Iraqi governments been spending billions of dollars for about seven years and yet, no real changes happened. We heard and read all the kind of excuses like the unstable security situation, Baathists and followers of the former regime, enemies of democracy and new Iraq and many other ones. These excuses are not acceptable anymore by Iraqis and they showed that clearly in Friday demonstration.
The main purpose of the demonstrations that took place in many Iraqi cities in Feb 25 was to give the Iraqi officials an idea about the bad reality that we live eight years after what was called liberation. After the collapse of the former regime in 2003, Iraqis were so optimistic about future. We thought that collapsing Saddam's regime was the end of suffering, deprivation but it looks that Iraq moved from the dictatorship of one party to the dictatorship of a group of parties. Both Baath Party and the current Iraqi parties care only about their interests neglecting Iraqis completely. During Saddam's regime, high positions were only for the regime's supporters and now the same thing happen. If you are not a member of the ruling parties or a friend of one of the officials, you can forget about having a decent job even if you have the highest level of education. Professionalism is not the basic criterion in Iraq. It had been ignored more than three decades ago. The basic criterion now days is (which party are you from? )or sometimes (how much money you can pay to get the position?)
With the spread of anger in more than one Arabic country against their governments and the collapse of the strong Arabic regimes, the fragile Iraq government has no chance to stand one real big demonstration. It would be better for the government to resign if it doesn't work hard to provide better life for Iraqis If the news about plans to misuse the demonstration worked this time, it will not be helpful the next one.