It Will Be a Long War

Not if we have anything to say about it …

‘Iraqi resistance winning, but it will be a long war’

By M.R. Narayan Swamy, New Delhi, March 14: Drawing an analogy with Vietnam, a long-time Iraqi dissident says the armed resistance in his country against the US is winning, but it will take a long time to make the American troops go home.

Kamal Majid, a Professor Emeritus in the University of Wales (Cardiff), also said here that Iraqis had every right to invite foreigners to join the fighting against the US troops as Washington too had other governments on its side.

“The Iraqi people are optimistic that they will succeed (against the US),” Majid told an “International Conference on War, Imperialism and Resistance” here, drawing thunderous applause at the end of an impassioned speech.

And soon afterwards, the 77-year-old academic, who counts Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister Barham Salih and Irrigation Minister Latif Rashid as his students, told IANS that he expected violence in Iraq to continue for a long time.

“It will take a very long time (to make the Americans pull out),” Majid said. “After all the Americans have invested $350 billion and they are not going to go home easily. They are not going to leave tomorrow. This is also what happened in Vietnam.”

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