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  •  By the way, (none)
    about 'the rest of the world' screaming 'don't do it!' before the invasion of Iraq: millions of our own citizens joined in that screaming, not only in the streets, but in direct communicative action regarding our elected representatives.

    My own urgent requests to my Democratic NY representatives that they vote against the Iraq War Resolution were met with literal yawns by staff members. Citizens attempting to address Senator Clinton at her NYC offices before the vote were arrested, cleared away like dust-mites. They were too bothersome.  

    And yes, there's far too much media complicity in the Grand Illusion that is Bush governance, but the phrase above should read: The complicity of a Bush-friendly corporate media hasn't helped one iota.

    And it hasn't, neither.

    •  fascinating but.... (none)
      yes, this is all fascinating..all this talk of the dems and repugs.
      but how does this help THE PEOPLE OF IRAQ?
      it is their country that has been effectively destroyed.
      what does the united states owe to them?
      •  Shorter comment as per above (none)
        Imho, the US needs to remove its talons from the flesh of Iraq. The current administration is not interested in the well being of the Iraqi people, but only in the profits of its own benefactors; ergo, the continued occupation will only do further harm.

        The situation would be different if the US was currently an instrument of stability in Iraq, but it isn't. There is no benefit whatsoever to this occupation. If there were, we would see this benefit begin to manifest. It's been over two years since the invasion & the people continue to suffer. The entity that will help them is not the current US administration; Bush et al have no plan beyond regional military domination, no ideology beyond ultimate profit & no concern whatsoever for the lives of the Iraqi people beyond societal & political control.

      •  ps: Dems/Repugs (none)
        Actually, discussion of the basic political realities now in place here is relevant  in relation to the balance of powers against the executive (Bush et al).

        We're supposed to have some.

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