The US is (mostly) pulling back from bases in Iraqi cities in accordance with the Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) signed last year by Iraq’s government and the Bush Administration. While this can be taken as a sign of progress, violent attacks have been increasing recently in Iraq. Two New York Times articles today offer somewhat conflicting depictions of the situation in Iraq, reinforcing the undeniable truth of the continuing misery for the people of Iraq, and that the peace movement was (and is) right in our assertion that the US should never have invaded in the first place. Oh when will they (we) ever learn?
-Kevin Martin, Executive Director