Monday, February 12, 2007

Tell Congress:

No Iraq escalation,
No Iran war.

The Office of Special Plans purposely lied the American people into a war with Iraq. The Bushies are now doing the same thing with Iran. This administration has lost all credibility on foreign policy especially when they are gearing up for war. They manufactured evidence to mislead Congress and the American people into a war with Iraq. They appear, macho tough talk included, to be doing the exact same thing with Iran.
They’ve wasted all their credibility. Besides being unjust and foolhardy, because of this lack of credibility and the horrendous planning that went into the Iraq war there’s no way Congress will approve military action against Iran. Be on the look out for a ‘Gulf of Tonkin’ type incident which this administration will use as a way to go after Iran without Congressional approval, although the Neocons within the administration mistakenly believe they don’t need any approval from Congress.
Once again our corporate American press is going along with their typical unquestioning acceptance of any war mongering statements coming from this administration or its pentagon leadership. From the picture above, this poor little boy explains all there is to explain why this war is so horrible. Actually, like the little naked girl napalm victim running and crying down the road in Vietnam, it’s an indictment of all war. She is also the reason why the Neocons don’t want any casualty photos from Iraq.
It’s also why the ‘mainstream corporate news media’ are guilty of selling the Iraq war to the American people. None of these photos makes it into the American press because it would hurt the administrations war effort and limit the press’s access to administration briefing and social functions. When all this is finally over and war crime trials are hopefully begun with just punishments dealt out to the deserving of all sides, there are many media people who should be included for their willful misleading of the American public.
Propaganda in the support of war crimes isn’t news it’s a criminal act. Rush and Hannity, Beck, Savage and Fox and all their associated cohorts spewing lies in order to stir up support for Bush’s military escapades deserve the disgrace, humiliation and fate shared by other such monsters as Goebbels.

Chris Paulson-
Do You Think About Me?

Words, Not War, With Iran
also read this......
God takes no sides in war

More recently I have come to see the need for the method of nonviolence in international relations. Although I was not yet convinced of its efficacy in conflicts between nations, I felt that while war could never be a positive good, it could serve as a negative good by preventing the spread and growth of an evil force. War, horrible as it is, might be preferable to surrender to a totalitarian system. But now I believe that the potential destructiveness of modern weapons totally rules out the possibility of war ever again achieving a negative good. If we assume that mankind has a right to survive then we must find an alternative to war and destruction. "Don't ever let anyone pull you so low as to hate them. We must use the weapon of love. We must have the compassion and understanding for those who hate us. We must realize so many people are taught to hate us that they are not totally responsible for their hate. But we stand in life at midnight; we are always on the threshold of a new dawn."
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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