Protests Throughout Country Against Obama’s Continuation of Iraq War

Initial Reports from March 19th, 21st

Photos from March 19th

Six years ago, the Bush Regime unleashed a nightmare of “shock and awe” upon Iraq. A war begun with

brazen lies, reinforced with torture, has become a permanent occupation, killing over one million Iraqis. Barack Obama, the “peace candidate,” is leaving 17 US bases and 50,000 U.S. “advisers” in Iraq, and sending 30,000 more troops into the unjust war for empire in Afghanistan.

On March 19, in dozens of cities, people protested the war crimes and torture perpetrated by the U.S.  But, the irony of the end of the Bush regime is that under Bush, as the occupation of Iraq became more and more unpopular, people protested the war in thousands of places.  This year, large numbers of people asked us, “what war?” 

The protests of the people who are still outraged at the US war crimes are more precious than ever – especially the students and youth.  They are critical to bringing others forward.  There is simmering opposition, discontent, and anger at Obama’s continuation of the criminal wars begun by Bush.  But this needs to grow into much more determined opposition among larger sections of people.  These wars for empire must be stopped by the independent political action of the people. 

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