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  •  i just saw that, it is good. the US/Israel war on (5+ / 0-)

    Gaza? like to hear about that, too.
    Now is Not the time to be silent.

    Free Muntadhar al-Zaidi! and buy that man a new pair of shoes!

    by Tom J on Tue Jan 06, 2009 at 09:15:58 AM PST

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    •  amen (3+ / 0-)
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      deliciae, smkngman, BillyElliott

      We don't need another Congressional Democrat who blindly regurgitates AIPAC propaganda, though (as a former resident of IL-5) I understand any other position can be political suicide.

      Where do you stand, Tom?

      •  I agree with you, as far as i can see. (0+ / 0-)

        i am of the "Fuck AIPAC" contingent here.
        an antiwar belief requires it.

        I do think a principled position in favor of a just peace is possible and you can still win on that. Dennis Kucinich, Donna Edwards and a few others prove it. I think the problem is that though certainly aipac/Israel Lobby is influential, and does carry clout... it ain't as omnipotent as politicians might fear... and they can take stands for peace and get away with it. witness the glorious defeat of the "Iran War Resolution" last year. (h con. res. 362)

        Free Muntadhar al-Zaidi! and buy that man a new pair of shoes!

        by Tom J on Tue Jan 06, 2009 at 06:45:35 PM PST

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