Blooming Iraq to stage first flower festival

Click the link to read the rest of the article. But I’ll warn you it isn’t for the faint of heart. The quagmire that is Iraq; the un-winnable war in Iraq; Iraq is the land where America is creating more terrorist, now this … :bigyikes:

Iraq was set to hold its first-ever international flower festival on Wednesday with the hope of showing the world that peace is blossoming after the winter of a long war.

Municipal council spokesman Hakim Abdel Zahra said the festival would open at 5 pm (1400 GMT) in central Baghdad’s Al-Zawra park with flower merchants from several Middle Eastern and European countries as well as India.

“We want to send a message that Iraq is a country that is interested in love and peace,” Abdel Zahra said. “The time of violence and fear is over now.”

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