This article was written two years ago,originally written as a critique of Pham Binh's support for U.S. intervention in Syria. The exchange concentrated controversies breaking out in parts of the U.S. left.
Now we are focused on U.S. re-intervention in Iraq. But here too there are pulls (in some places) to support U.S. bombing, or to support the U.S. White House DESPITE its imperialism.
The U.S. continues to generate new warcrimes, and we all continue to face a deep responsibility to rally people against them.
"One of the key tasks of any revolutionary movement is to systematically expose the core institutions, figures and interests that define the existing system. It is an inflexible task. Any movement that is not clear on that cannot and will not ever train forces to make a revolution...
We (in our time and place) have a special and distinct task in regard to U.S. imperialism. We are in the belly of this beast, in the heart of the empire — and the demagogic lies of the U.S. government have an especially great influence among the people..."