Denmark Is Going to Participate in Criminal War Against Iraq – No to Danish War Participation!

Statement of the Workers’ Communist Party of Denmark (APK), November 20, 2002

Today’s decision of the Fogh Rasmussen government and the majority of the national parliament on Danish war participation in a new war against Iraq makes them accomplices in crime against the Iraqi people and humanity, regardless of whether the war will be waged with UN sanction or not. And the decision on going to war opens up for Danish participation in both cases.

The huge majority of the Danish population is against Bush’s planned war, and the war policy of Fogh Rasmussen and the majority of the national parliament must be condemned and combated. Bush’s war is an imperialist war; a war about oil and getting control of the Middle East, a war that will have catastrophic consequences for the Iraqi and Palestinian people and set the whole region on fire.

The Danish decision is deeply reactionary and makes Denmark accomplice in continuing and extending the genocide of the Iraqi people, the result of the US-forced UN sanctions which have been in effect since the end of the First Gulf War. More than one million Iraqis, half a million of them children, are dead due to the sanctions.

The APK calls on the Danish people to make extensive protests against the decision of Danish war participation and to fight it with every available means, including civil disobedience.

The Danish government and the majority of the national parliament are doing the job of the lackey and executioner’s assistant. But the Danish people do not want to participate in that!

The Secretariat of the Central Committee of the Workers’ Communist Party of Denmark (APK)