WL Aus 30

The Iraq war

Editorial, Workers' Liberty 30, April 2003 Regime change? We say it's not Bush's job but - are workers in the Middle East ready to build an alternative? If any regime deserved to have war waged against it, it was Saddam Hussein's. Nevertheless, war by the United States and whatever allies it can pull behind it will not advance the cause of democracy and freedom in Iraq. It did not in 1991, and there is no reason to believe it will now. Last time we were quite lucky, in terms of the spread of the war, the involvement of Israel and so on. It seems possible that Ariel Sharon in Israel will use...

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