Congressional Resolution Supports War

April 1, 2003

On March 21, the U.S. Congress passed a resolution expressing "unequivocal support . . . to the President as Commander-in Chief for his firm leadership and decisive action in the conduct of military operations in Iraq as part of the on-going Global War on Terrorism."

The resolution was passed in the Senate by a vote of 99-0 and in the House of Representatives by a vote of 392-11.

This resolution once again shows the bi-partisan support of both the Republican and Democratic parties for the aggressive foreign policy of the monopoly capitalist class against the people of Iraq and the world. (A similar resolution ceding to George Bush the authority to wage "war on terrorism" against any and all countries was passed by Congress in September, 2001 with only 1 dissenting vote.)

The American people should take note and draw all the necessary conclusions.

From the beginning of the "war on terrorism," various forces operating inside the anti-war movement have been telling the people that there was a "split in the ruling class" and that the people have to rely on the Democratic Party as the main force of opposition.

But once again, the deeds of the Democrats prove that, just like the Republicans, they are a party of war and imperialism, a party bought-and-paid-for by the monopoly capitalists.

The anti-war movement must strengthen itself by taking the path of independence, the path of opposition to and struggle against both the Republicans and Democrats.