Anti-Imperialism/Foreign Policy

Why Are U.S. Troops in Iraq?


It is true, we are as yet secured against [tyrannical laws] by the spirit of the times… But is the spirit of the people an infallible, a permanent reliance? Is it government? Is this the kind of protection we receive in return for the rights we give up? Besides, the spirit of the times may alter, will alter. Our rulers will become corrupt, our people careless.
Thomas Jefferson, Notes on the State of Virginia [1782]


October 24, 2023
Why Are U.S. Troops in Iraq?
As a consequence of the war between Israel and the Palestinians, U.S. troops in Iraq have come under drone attacks, owing to anger arising from the U.S. government’s unconditional military support of the Israeli government. No U.S. troops in Iraq have been killed as a result of those attacks, but one civilian contractor died of a heart attack during one of the attacks.
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