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

U.S. Troops Still Fighting in Iraq

Sep 14, 2009

On September 8, four U.S. soldiers were killed in Iraq, the most killed in a single day in the last two months. The Associated Press reported that one of the soldiers was killed on patrol in Baghdad and three were killed on patrol in the northern province of Kirkuk.

So what were U.S. troops doing on patrol when the U.S. supposedly pulled all of its troops from Iraqi cities and population centers, turning the patrols over to the Iraqi military and police?

In reality, only the name has been changed. U.S. troops, now said to be "advisers’ to the Iraqi military, are just like the earlier generation of U.S. troops called "advisers’ in Viet Nam.