London, UK, January 11, 2007 – US President Bush's new strategy for Iraq includes the escalation of the conflict with a 'surge' of over 20,000 new troops. It is a strategy that is likely to worsen the problems of the region in a cynical attempt to secure his failed occupation at the expense of more innocent victims following the deaths of over 650,000 civilians in Iraq and misery worse than under any ruthless dictator.
Dr Imran Waheed, media representative of Hizb ut-Tahrir Britain, said, "Despite the damning indictment of the US mid-term elections, Bush is sending thousands of more soldiers to kill and be killed in order to perpetuate the illegal occupation, bolster the loyal and subservient client regime and fatten the profits of corporations. This last, desperate throw of the dice from the discredited cheerleader of the Iraq war will not rescue the US and its allies from the Iraq quagmire."
"While Bush says he has a duty to fix the Iraq problem, he had no right to bring chaos and anarchy to Iraq and has no right to dictate the solution. Bush and his allies created sectarian conflict in Iraq when there was none and have a perennial record of mass murder, stealing resources and denying people their own political authority. There is nothing they can offer to help the situation other than ending their illegal occupation of Iraq and their continued interference in the Muslim world."
"Bush's empty rhetoric cannot hide the fact that the US is increasing its military presence in the region in order to prevent the emergence of the Islamic Caliphate which will stand up to this rampant imperialism and end the unstable era of Western supported dictators and tyrants in the Muslim world."
Note to Editors:
Hizb ut-Tahrir Britain will be distributing tens of thousands of fliers this Friday at mosques around the UK to urge people to attend a national demonstration against the increasing military presence in Iraq and the bombing of Somalia. The demonstration to the US embassy will begin at 11 am on Saturday 20th December at Paddington Green, London.