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

Friends Last Week and Next Week, but Not This Week

Oct 7, 2002

A few months ago, it appeared that Chancellor Gerhard Schroder would lose the elections–reproached by the electorate for a dismal economy.

But then Schroder found a good election issue: in the last weeks before the election, Schroder announced his opposition to Bush’s plan for a war against Iraq. That was enough to win him re-election, given the overwhelming opposition in Germany to such a war.

Almost as soon as the election was over, Schroder was back to trying to worm his way into Bush’s good graces.

And German voters who liked Schroder’s anti-war stance will find out how their votes stack up if the U.S. decides to go to war–just like those who count on the Democrats to stop the drive toward war.