Sunday, August 28, 2005

No Direction Home: The Debate on Withdrawal From Iraq



from
Empire Burlesque--if you don't read his articles on a regular basis, you should...

While reporters and bloggers bring back Bob Dylan's songs, did you know that another anti war protestor from the 60's has joined the Camp Casey supporters?
Joan Baez performed there recently. truly, Iraq is Arabic for Vietnam. Let's stop this war before the we lose 50,000 Americans, and 300, 000 Iraqis.......
And then..
let's put something in place so that this doesn't happen AGAIN!

pics from crisispictures and yahoo.

...No Direction Home: The Red Wheel of War Crime Keeps Rolling

(Excerpts):As the red wheel of Operation Iraqi FUBAR continues to roll, spewing hundreds of corpses in its wake, it becomes clearer by the hour that there is only one way for America to end this stomach-churning nightmare it has created: get out.

That's it. The occupying armies, including Bush's 20,000 corporate mercenaries should leave now. They should never have been sent in the first place on this ghoul's errand: a war of aggression, a mission of murder and plunder the perversion of every enlightened value of the civilization that the Coalition's "Christian leaders" purport to defend.

Their chest-beating pronouncements about "staying the course" and "seeing it through" are just so much rag-chewing nonsense. The way to rectify a crime is not to keep doing it or in John Kerry's ludicrous formulations, to keep doing it in some different, "better" way but simply to stop doing it. The illegal invasion was a crime, the occupation is a crime, and if you would not be a criminal, you must stop committing crimes.…

The departing Americans should...give the $18 billion slush fund now earmarked for Bush's "reconstruction" bagmen to the Iraqi people, as reparations for the Coalition's war crime....

The United States and Britain should also be prepared to take in the vast horde of refugees who will flee the hardline Islamic regime that will doubtless be created in the ruins Bush has made of the once-secular state.

As for the "leaders" who committed this crime, there is only one thing left for them to do now, only one way for them to serve the people they have betrayed so vilely and stupidly. All of them, Bush, Blair, Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, Condi Rice, Paul Wolfowitz, Colin Powell, Geoff Hoon, Jack Straw, Richard Perle, the whole sick crew, should pick up a rifle and go to the front lines in Fallujah and Baghdad.

Let them take the places of the young men and young women who signed up as soldiers to defend their country or make a better life for themselves not to become pawns and killers for the Hitlerite ambitions of the bloodsoaked fools who threw them into this quagmire.

Yes, Hitlerite ambitions: dreams of global dominance, fetishes of militarism, fantasies of superiority, and the willingness to impose your self-serving vision of "universal truth", in this case, the rapacious crony capitalism that Bush has officially named "the single sustainable model of national success" at the barrel of a gun. That's what lies behind this madness.........

check out the Empire Burlesque link for the rest of the article.

and..

ask your rep to investigate Iraq War Planning participate in a Peace action expose the true reasons for the war Demand a success strategy for Iraq Give Bush one million reasons to leave Iraq

if you don't, who will?

1 Comments:

Anonymous ThomH said...

Excellent post, Medbh.

1:16 AM  

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