Regions / Iraq
The most important development in Iraq since the January 2005 election is the emergence of a sectarian civil war between Sunnis and Shiites.
Despite facing a hostile occupation with a vested interest in their suppression, and an armed insurgency targeting unions and civil society, a higher percentage of factories in Iraq have worker-based organizing committees and fledgling unions than do U.S. factories.
When youre in the middle of a conflict, youre trying to find pillars of strength to lean on.
The left has been snookered by the U.S. invasion of Iraq, for it is deeply opposed to the war yet supports the spread of democracy and civil freedoms.
Watching them blatantly abdicate their responsibility in the run-up to the Iraq War was almost as difficult as watching most of America let them get away with it.
As the president often mentions, freedom, democracy and peace often demand heavy sacrifices. But plans to build new bases jeopardize these ideals.
One of the consequences of this war is to cut investment in our future. It's time to start thinking of how to shut down this failed adventure.
Tom Barry interviews Omayma Abdel-Latif Al-Ahram.
First and foremost, the Iraqi people deserve a plan.
Continuing to fund these big-ticket systems is one reason the Army is still scrambling to provide adequate body armor and well-protected Humvees to our troops in Iraq.