The similarity between events taking place in recent months and those in the period between August 2002 and March 2003 is terrifying. The emotive charge of Iranian involvement in support of terrorist activities in Iraq costing the lives of 170 U.S. military personnel is designed to convince public opinion in the United States. and the European Union that George Bush and his neocon allies are justified in targeting Iran for military action.
WASHINGTON — In local town hall meetings, rallies and visits to lawmakers’ district offices, antiwar activists are taking their “bring the troops home” message to the grass roots as the fourth anniversary of the Iraq war looms.
The Bush administration is once more plowing deeper in to the Iraq war with another “solution for success.” Bush has constantly said it is OK to differ with him, but his view is the only view that counts.
The Republican leadership pooh-poohed as “meaningless” the House debate on H.Con.Res. 63 condemning President Bush’s decision to deploy another 48,000 troops to Iraq. But it was 36 hours of high drama, with a bipartisan majority standing against this war.
If you want to see America at its best, come to a demonstration against the Iraq war.
WASHINGTON — Hundreds of lawmakers stood on the House floor this week to denounce President Bush’s decision to send 48,000 more combat and support troops to Iraq.
Fort Lewis, Wash. — More than 1,000 antiwar protesters marched outside the gates of Fort Lewis as the court-martial of Lt. Ehren Watada opened Feb. 5 on charges stemming from his refusal to serve in the Iraq war.
Testifying before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Feb. 1, Zbigniew Brzezinski blasted the “U.S. war of choice in Iraq” calling it a “historic, strategic and moral calamity.”
“Let peace prevail, got to feed the hungry, clothe the poor, can’t afford the cost of war. Let us try what love can do, to build this sad old world anew.”