The hounds of war have been unleashed. US and British forces started to
roll towards the Iraqi frontier. Simultaneously, Baghdad was rocked by
explosions. This is a reactionary imperialist war of aggression. In the
war between a poor Middle Eastern county, fighting for its existence
and a mighty imperialist superpower that aims to crush it and reduce it
to a status of foreign conquest, occupation and colonial-type
subjugation, all our sympathies lie with the underdog and the victim.
This is what determines our attitude.
In the first hours of the present war it became immediately evident
that the systematic manipulation of public opinion was a weapon in the
hands of London and Washington which is being deployed in the same way
as the Cruise and Tomahawk missiles. This is a very necessary activity.
US imperialism shows its teeth, but for the sake of public consumption,
it must appear in a most civilized and acceptable light.