Monday, April 19, 2004

A people's war

Writing in the Guardian, Martin Jacques observes that it should now be "clear to everyone - apart from Donald Rumsfeld and his cronies - that, far from being a rump of Saddamist malcontents, the [Iraqi] resistance enjoys broad based support among the Sunnis and increasingly the Shias too. The old truths are alive and well. People do not want to be ruled by an alien power from thousands of miles away whose interests are self-serving. The resistance in Iraq bears all the hallmarks of a people's war for self-determination."

Nonetheless, the question that remains, according to James Petras, is "Will our intellectuals take note?"