29 May 2007
Is it Bosworth Field time for George Bush, the neo-cons and New Labour in Iraq?
Could an unwinnable war be won by the Iraqi resistance?
Well from Northern Europe who knows really. Some things are apparent in the mists.
Firstly, clearly this is more like Vietnam than Puerto Rico for the US, clearly there is no US military solution. Kidnappings, US deaths and citizen casualities accelerate. The 'surge' has clearly failed and there are a number of other new developments.
Sadr has called for unity between Sunni and Shia resistance against all foreign occupying forces and there are reports that Sunni military leaders are listening.
Sunni assaults on Al Queda will if true make Sunni/Shia unity a stronger possibility.
Turkey is increasingly concerned with the threat from the free Kurdish informal state in Northern Iraq and may intervene military, causing chaos.
Greens need to be calling all the more strongly for an end to occupation, against Turkish intervention and against US threats to Iran.
The Second Gulf War has damaged the US greatly but more significantly has led to the loss of 100,000s of innocents.
Who funded Saddam Hussein in the first place, well Britain and America?
How have the most regressive forms of Islam grown? With motives and monies again from the US.
Self determination and human rights in Iraq are a long way off but US interventions globally look far more difficult.
I guess they will be calling Chavez a dictator and calling for democracy in Venezuela.
American democracy is the democracy of the death squad.
The ordinary Labour Party member, concerned, opposed to Blair, wanting peace...ultimately you have each taken a gun and shot a child in Iraq. Are you going to stop the killing? Love to see you all sat in the road with the rest of us opposing the arms trade...but I guess I will have to wait a long time to see you put your weapons away and stop the killing.
Posted by Derek Wall at 9:32 pm