The Spark

the Voice of
The Communist League of Revolutionary Workers–Internationalist

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.”
— Karl Marx

The King of Washington D.C.

Jul 22, 2002

Some Congressional leaders want to question the Bush administration on its war plans for Iraq. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee said it plans hearings right away. The House International Relations Committee wants to question the administration after the summer break.

But a White House spokesman said no one from the administration is likely to appear before Congress.

Maybe someone told Bush about the French king, Louis XIV, who said “The state–that’s me!” Apparently, Bush liked the sound of it so much, he adopted it for his own motto. Someone forgot to tell him that the reign of Louis XIV ended almost three centuries ago.