2 more people were arrested on March 14 at the office of Rep Virgil Goode in Charlottesville, VA (bringing the total to 11 in 4 weeks).
March 20, 2007
By Sue Frankel-Streit
I am against this war for the same reasons I am against all wars—because the results of war are death, injury, loss of homes, jobs, and infrastructures, environmental destruction, misuse of resources, mental distress, and the seeds of the next war.
I am against this war in particular because it has existed in some form for over 15 years. It was started in 1991, supposedly to protect Kuwait. One of the main stories used to support the US bombing of Iraq at that time was that of the incubator babies supposedly killed by Iraqi soldiers in Kuwait, a story later proven to be a lie created by the PR firm Hill and Knowlton. The 12 years of sanctions in Iraq following the first shooting war destroyed the infrastructure there an resulted in the deaths of well over 500,000 children, a price Madeline Albright, then Secretary of State, said was “worth it”.