16 July 2003
It’s fashionable to think that the US imperium has gotten itself into a quagmire with its occupation of Iraq, but of course this view depends on whether or not, the US cares about what happens to Iraq. And if the situation in Afghanistan is anything to go by, having served its purpose (whatever that is), the Iraqis can go to hell. Cynical? Well not on my part but yes, cynical on the part of the US power elite. And also intrinsically a part of a deeply racist imperialist mindset, that values the lives of Iraqis as less than zero as indeed it does that of Liberians, Afghanis, Congolese, Haitians, Cubans, Nicaraguans, Palestinians…. We in the West, comfortable in our living rooms watching the ‘news’ on our widescreens, simply don’t comprehend that the vast majority of the world’s population have an entirely different take on reality.