[Marxism] Why Democrats are helping Bush

Nasir Khan nasir.khan at c2i.net
Tue Aug 21 14:02:38 MDT 2007


Socialist Worker: Why are the Democrats giving cover to Bush?
August 17, 2007 | Editorial

GEORGE W. Bush's strategy in Iraq is to keep the U.S. occupation going indefinitely--these days, we're told, to prevent Iraq from becoming a base for al-Qaeda in the "war on terror."

So it's little wonder that so many people have looked to the field of Democratic presidential candidates to provide a plan to bring the troops home. But these Democrats are promoting plans that would keep the U.S. military on the ground in Iraq for the foreseeable future.

"Even as they call for an end to the war and pledge to bring the troops home, the Democratic presidential candidates are setting out positions that could leave the United States engaged in Iraq for years," the New York Times observed.

Take, for example, John Edwards, who claims to be one of the most antiwar of the Democratic contenders. "We've got to be prepared to control a civil war if it starts to spill outside the borders of Iraq," Edwards declared in a recent candidates' debate.

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