[OPE-L:8714] Re: a case against the war in Iraq

From: gerald_a_levy (gerald_a_levy@msn.com)
Date: Sat Apr 05 2003 - 07:24:11 EST

a case against the war in IraqRe [8712]:

> Iraq will manifestly be better off without Saddam's fascist regime. 

Hi Ian.  

1) On what basis can the current government in Iraq be said
to be "fascist"?

2) Why are you assuming that Iraq "will manifestly be better
off" after Saddam Hussein and the Ba'ath Party are removed
from power?  Is there any reason to believe that a new (puppet)
government selected by the invading power will be any better
for the workers and peasants of Iraq?


A question on the preceding paragraph in your short essay
which discussed "the real aims and the real consequences of
the US led invasion of Iraq:   

*  the aims and consequences that you state are entirely in 
reference to the *region*, the Middle East,  but shouldn't those 
(and other)  intended aims and expected consequences 
underlying US policy be put in a *global* context?  I.e.  don't
you view US aims in the current conflict in terms of global US
strategy rather than just Middle East policy?

In solidarity, Jerry

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