As the New Year dawns the battle for Iraq rages on. The resilience of the
Iraqi resistance has baffled the occupying imperialists. The boom in the United
States has added millions to the ocean of the unemployed and has exposed the
real nature of the impending death agony of capitalism.
More than two years have passed since George W Bush declared his "war on
terrorism." What has the result been? In Iraq the USA has shown its
impotence to control the situation. It has been unable to build up a stable
base. It is bogged down in a bloody impasse. But what about the other field of
operations – Afghanistan?