London, UK, December 6 – The comments of the incoming US Defence
Secretary, Robert Gates, and the assessment of the Iraq Study Group
(ISG) are the latest damning indictment on the imperial catastrophe of
the Iraq invasion which has resulted in over 650,000 deaths and misery
worse than under any ruthless dictator. In the last 48 hours the
incoming US Defence Secretary admitted that the US was not winning the
war in Iraq and the Iraq Study Group described the situation as "grave
and dangerous", adding that "there is no path that can guarantee
Dr Imran Waheed, media representative of Hizb ut-Tahrir Britain, said, "Despite the damning verdict, the ISG has shown that it has no desire to end occupation, dictatorship, exploitation and colonisation in the Muslim world. Rather than advocating an end to imperialist intervention in the Muslim world, the ISG is merely seeking a new strategy to impose Washington's hegemony in the Middle East."
"The recommendations of the ISG report are focused on removing US forces from the frontline, to appease US public opinion, while maintaining a huge military presence in the region to secure the dictators of the region and prevent the emergence of an independent Caliphate that is not subservient to the interests of foreign powers. Muslims the world over want to be liberated from this occupation, dictatorship, exploitation and colonisation through a Caliphate. The groundswell of popular opinion for this throughout the Muslim world is immense and has not been extinguished in the slightest by brutal military occupation."