Tuesday, March 20, 2007
On the fourth anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq, George II pleaded for patience. Give the new offensive a chance to work, he said. But the debate over whether to give the "surge" a chance distracts from what really matters: the U.S. occupation per se. Opponents of the American empire refused to accept even one day of a U.S. presence in Iraq. The issue isn't whether Bush's plan can bring security to Baghdad. The issue is: what the hell are U.S. forces doing there in the first place? That Bush is even trying to bring stability to Baghdad is evidence of the government's imperial ambitions. It's none of the American people's business. The occupation must end now!