They Shall Not Pass! The Democrats Answer to the Fascistic ‘Resistance’

December 28 was another day of terrible violence perpetrated by the ‘resistance’. 17 Iraqi policemen were massacred north of Baghdad. Five people were killed and 22 wounded, mostly National Guards, by a homicide bomber in Baquba. Bin Laden and Al-Zarqawi have declared war on the elections.
How should the left respond? Howar Ziad, the Kurdish representative to
the United Nations from 1999 to 2004, and now Iraq’s new ambassador to
Canada, argues that the fight against the ‘resistance’ is an anti-fascist fight. ‘They must not win!’ he cries. This is the fighting faith we need. Armed with this faith a previous generation of the left fought fascism. The recapture of those anti-fascist traditions today means opposing the ‘resistance’ and supporting the Iraqi democrats. (AJ)