Thursday, January 11, 2007

Taking this Ill-Begotten War to the Streets

Joe Conanson speaks for me too about Bush's decision to send more troops to Iraq:
Even more troubling than the prospect of more Americans returning home dead and wounded is the suspicion that they will be sacrificed to save face for the president, his associates and their neoconservative advisers. Almost nobody in the White House believes the “surge” will lead to victory, according to informed sources who suggest that the Bush gang merely wants to delay the inevitable withdrawal until the next administration.

That sounds like the kind of criminally insane reasoning once used to send more troops to Vietnam.
They also want to squeeze every last cent out of this war for their friends - Halliburton, Bechtel, Blackwater Security, et al.

It's time to take this issue to the streets - way past the time.

As Molly Ivins writes:
We are the people who run this country. We are the deciders. And every single day, every single one of us needs to step outside and take some action to help stop this war. Raise hell. Think of something to make the ridiculous look ridiculous. Make our troops know we’re for them and trying to get them out of there. Hit the streets to protest Bush’s proposed surge. If you can, go to the peace march in Washington on Jan. 27. We need people in the streets, banging pots and pans and demanding, “Stop it, now!”
Click here for more information about the march in Washington on January 27, 2007.

If you can't make that date, Christian Peace Witness for Iraq also has plans for a march in Washington D.C. and local communities scheduled for March 16, 2007.


Praguetwin said...

Let's not forget that 2.5 billion people will go to bed tonight without sufficient food or water, unless they die first.

As ExpatBrian said today...

World gone mad.

Lew Scannon said...

Everyday, I read a statement by Bush and think"He can't get more deluded than that".
The very next day, he always proves me wrong.

Kvatch said...

Hey Kathy thanks for that excellent link. Kommandos project got a comment about this as well. How cool would it be to deploy some Army Men during the protest? Alas, I'll have to restrict meyself to Left Coast activities.

Kathy said...

PT, you're right. Just think how much good we could do in this world with all the money we've wasted on this war.

Lew, at least we can count on Bush being consistently deluded. It appears that will be his legacy, eh?

Kvatch, I'm sorry I haven't been over to Kommandos lately. I'll have to check it out. Thanks for the tip.