The Spark

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

Iraq War:
More of the Same?

Nov 10, 2014

President Obama announced on November 7 that 1500 more U.S. troops would join the 1500 already there. Supposedly they will be training the Iraqi army in their latest combat against the militants of ISIS, the Islamic state.

Of course, during eight years of U.S. occupation just ended in Iraq, the U.S. government claimed it was training the Iraqi army.

And, of course, every war since the end of World War II, has seen the imperialist governments proclaim they were sending in their troops to “assist” the national government of this country or that one.

Up to now it has meant almost endless war falling heavily on the populations of the countries that are not imperialist. These countries are made all the poorer by the policies of the richer countries’ governments.