The following is an article that appeared today in
magazine which was original written by the Guardian. It seems to give a very
accurate portrayal of what is going on in Iraq and the reasoning for our being
Not ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œliberationÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â- An occupation
The U.S. needs to put an immediate end to this quagmire in Iraq. It has
become clear that Iraq is not a liberated country, but an occupied country.
America freed Iraq of what it callsthe ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œdictator ruleÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â of Saddam Hussein,
but not from its illegal occupation. This is exactly what happened in 1898;
the U.S. liberated Cuba from Spain, but not from the U.S. occupying forces-
the Spanish rule was overthrown, but the U.S. established a military base in
the country- same scenario we now see in Iraq.
LetÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s compare what happened in Cuba to what the U.S. is now doing in Iraq.
The U.S. corporations moved into Cuba, just as Bechtel and Halliburton and
other oil corporations are moving into Iraq. The U.S. imposed, with the
support from local accomplices, the constitution that would govern Cuba, just
as it has drawn up a constitution for Iraq, and persuaded all parties to
Not liberation. An occupation. And it is an ugly occupation.
The New York Times reported on August 7 2003 that General Sanchez in
Baghdad was worried about the Iraqi reaction to occupation. The Iraqi leaders
were giving him a message, as he put it: