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Reprint from Volume 38 Issue #2 of The Worker newspaper - published by The Workers Party U.S.A

Washington Unsatisfied with Iraqi Regime Change – Must Bomb More, Kill More and Spend More Money!

February 7, 2024 - The longer Americans are forced to pay billions of dollars each year for the two-party dirty war on Iraq, the more arrogant and unaccountable our government ends up.

The Pentagon's latest bombing of Iraq once again brought home this growing problem in stark relief. Biden speaks one moment of his "deep desire" to end the Russian Federation's so-called brinkmanship, while in the next breath declaring all types of U.S. military action legitimate at any time or space of the choosing of the U.S. president.

Biden released a White House press statement taking responsibility for a February 3rd surprise bombing of two Anbar province towns which destroyed three houses, cut short the lives of at least 16 people and wounded 15 others. Biden promised Baghdad that such electro-shock events "will continue at times and places of our choosing."

In Iraq, the large scale undertakings of the the U.S. banks and International Monetary Fund are leading to lower wages, greater unemployment, and painful reductions in public services. The public infrastructure created over many generations by the people of the whole country (such as hospitals, public housing, schools, etc.) are being turned over to the private sector. Severe political repression sharply curtails the ability of labor to organize independent trade unions in order to place checks on the degree of exploitation.

The entire so-called civilized world is breaking down under the chronic stress of the U.S.-led war on Iraq. There is trouble within the ranks of the IMF, World Bank, and international consortiums that they cannot as easily ignore any longer. The results of the Iraqi people's opposition to rehabilitating Iraq's economic base and political superstructure under the auspices of the U.N. mandate system are starting to hit the consortium of private foreign investors where it hurts – in the accumulation of profits.

It goes without saying that the Republican Party is not an alternative that stands for the interest of "peaceful doves" willing to deliver man-kind from the bipartisan war program of U.S. imperialism. 

While the comprehensive geographical sweep of Biden's threat accelerates and heightens tensions within the U.S.-Russia renewed arms race, which is already reaching a fevered pitch, it is not only a frenzied struggle for the re-division of the world between the most highly developed capitalist countries that is at stake. It is also the intensification of internal contradictions within Iraq. 

​US Central Command remains poised to attack Iraq at any time it wants to prevent the rejuvenation of the recently installed Iraqi regime, to terrorize the Iraqi people, or to call attention to the jackboot of U.S. imperialism. Without the oppressive process of resurrecting an old style colonial system imposed upon it from without through force-of-arms, the Iraq nation would once again be prospering and advancing with great strides

The two parties launch and maintain a war in Iraq that already killed 30,000 Iraqi soldiers and hundreds of thousands of Iraqi civilians. U.S. imperialism aims not only to keep Iraq under Washington's thumb, to create a racist psychosis in American public opinion, to set up an offshore center for lucrative financial swindles, to grab the natural resources, and to secure trade privileges, but also to menace and impose a policy of military blackmail on the whole world.


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