19 November 2005
The right to resist
The Guardian has an article today written by a former prisoner of the Saddam Hussein regime. The writer asks why the patriotic forces in Iraq are growing in number and reaches the obvious conclusion that "collective punishment, random arrest and killing are the defining features".
He gives examples of all of these and concludes, "The lesson history taught us in Vietnam, that stubborn national resistance can wear down the most powerful armies, is now being learned in Iraq".
When do you suppose the 'mongers will wake up to this simple set of truths?