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US Imperialism and the Iraq War

The occupation of Iraq and the political geography of US military bases are not different manifestations of a common project. The latter is a vital component of the long-term strategy of US imperialism, allied far more intimately with the needs and conditions of global capitalism. The Iraq occupation is the product of a more immediate and successful power grab by powerfully organised ideologues, drawing their sustenance from the most regressive elements of western political philosophy. Even as the Iraq project will be undone in the years to come, 'baseworld' will remain.

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