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Iraq: US empire in flames

Issue No. 1896

US TANKS and helicopter gunships have been blasting Iraq again this week. This is a year after we were told the US forces had “liberated” the very towns they are now pounding. The scenes from Iraq show how everything the anti-war movement said was absolutely correct.

Instead of bringing peace, the US and British troops have brought an endless death toll. Instead of bringing democracy, they have brought rule by an unelected governing council dancing to the whim of US overlord Paul Bremer. But the growing resistance in Iraq also shows the US is not all-powerful. Bush’s dreams of a New American Century are in flames in Baghdad and Fallujah, Basra and Najaf.

Get the troops out now

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Sat 10 Apr 2004, 00:00 BST
Issue No. 1896
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