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These Boots are Made for Marching
2003-01-17 12:32:30


Power Corrupts
 
Oh good; more stupid. We were running low.
-- S. Dallas, Esq.

 

As the Bush Administration continues to bang the drums of war while moving hundreds of thousand of troops to the Middle East, millions of Americans are questioning why. Why are we going to war with Iraq? Is it because of oil? Is it because of terrorism? Is it because of weapons of mass destruction? Is it because Saddam is an evil-doer? Does he smell bad? Is it because he embarrassed the Bush the First? Just whatís the beef, dude?

Well, youíre not alone in questioning just what in the hell is going on. The current American junta seems to be having a great deal of trouble finding a reason that the rest of the world will accept for invading Iraq, and they are waffling between excuses looking for some way to roll the tanks.

While Shrub and Company meet with their spinmasters trying to manufacture public approval to assault Iraq, people opposed to action without reason are beginning to mobilize. Tomorrow (Jan 18th) protests against the pending war are being staged in numerous cities across the US and around the world.

As for me, until ShrubCo can make a clear and convincing argument as to why the only valid option left is war, Iím opposed to any invasion of Iraq. I doubt that ShrubCo gives a ratís ass as to what I think or what will happen on the Streets of San Francisco tomorrow. In fact, I suspect that the President would like to invade and subdue Herb Caenís Baghdad by the Bay right after he nukes the original in Iraq.

Unfortunately for ShrubCo, recent polls show that Iím not alone in my dislike for the current Bush strategy. According to the polls the MAJORITY of Americans are not convinced that going to war with Iraq at this point and time is acceptable international behavior. Sadly, most of the people opposed to the war wonít be marching tomorrow.

But Iíll be there. Iím going to put on my boots and join the march against the war, along with thousands more in cities all over the country and world. And if you object to what ShrubCo is doing in your name then you should get off your lazy ass and come let your leaders and the rest of the world know how you feel about what the hell is going on.

Hereís a list of currently scheduled protests. Pick one and go.

Over.  End of Story.  Go home now.

mustard@pigdog.org


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