Hear no commies, see no commies

The Guardian looks at the likely main players in the elections scheduled for January in Iraq.

Oddly the largest left-wing organisation, the Iraqi Communist Party, don’t merit a mention.

I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised – most of the British left has been ignoring Iraqi leftists for about 15 years now.

British communists I presume have maintained some sort of contact with the ICP, although one really wonders how they can combine solidarity with Iraqi comrades with membership of the Stop the War Coalition? Recently the ‘resistance’, which is backed by the STWC, murdered three Iraqi communists.

Iraqi CP’s Central Committee strongly denounced the cowardly criminals who are shedding the blood of patriots and innocent citizens, and reiterated the Party’s determination to continue the fight alongside the Iraqi people in their just battle for freedom, democracy, justice and progress.