[Marxism] WWP Statement on Hussein Execution
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Sat Dec 30 04:35:00 MST 2006
Another U.S. war crime in Baghdad
Workers World statement on the
execution/assassination of Saddam Hussein
Published Dec 29, 2006 11:32 PM
The U.S. government has committed another war crime
against the Iraqi people, one of many, with its execution
of President Saddam Hussein. In reality, this is an
assassination of the head of state of the nation of Iraq,
which is currently occupied and ruled by U.S. imperialism.
Forget the fiction that this killing is a sovereign act of
the current Iraqi "government," a puppet regime set up by
the U.S. occupiers that can't even control the Green Zone
U.S. forces arrested Saddam Hussein. They have kept him on
a U.S. air baseCamp Croppersince his arrest. They tried
him with no legal basis in a kangaroo court under U.S.
tutelage. They sentenced him according to the Bush
administration's schedule to attempt to influence the
November 2006 elections in the U.S. And now they have
executed him to fit Bush's propaganda offensive aimed at
re-escalating a war the U.S. has already lost.
This act only adds to the suffering of the Iraqi people
and of those young soldiers sent by the politicians to do
the dirty work of U.S. imperialism.
Bush will attempt to use this murder of the Iraqi
president to show that he is back in control of the
situation. The leader of the world's largest imperial
power is now parading the head of his adversary on a pike
in an effort to obscure the fact that U.S. military deaths
are about to top 3,000. He hopes to obliterate the Iraq
Study Group's judgment that the U.S. invasion and
occupation of Iraq has been a disaster.
The Pentagon, which in fact is against any Iraqis who
fight for their sovereignty, has also launched an
offensive against the Shiite-based Mahdi Army. The Bush
gang is scrambling to come up with a way of sending more
troops to Iraq than those available in the U.S. Army and
Marine Corps, National Guard and Reserves.
Washington, not Saddam Hussein, is responsible for the
deaths of over 2 million Iraqis during 16 years of wars
and sanctions. No one should be fooled by Bush's
statements of sympathy with any sector of the Iraqi
people. No one should be fooled into thinking that the
U.S.-ordered murder of Saddam Hussein will end the Iraqi
resistance to Washington's occupation or will put the U.S.
occupation forces or the puppet Iraqi regime in greater
The future of Iraq will be determined by Iraqis who are
free from U.S. control and who now are fighting against
Whatever one's evaluation of Saddam Hussein's role as
president of Iraq, his role in history has been set by
this murder. He died as an Iraqi leader who stood up to
invaders from the most powerful empire the world has
Only when George W. Bush and the other war criminals in
Washington are put on trial will the Iraqi people begin to
Workers World, Dec. 30, 2006
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