BULLY BOY PRESS & CEDRIC'S BIX MIX -- DC.
YESTERDAY BULLY BOY ANNOUNCED "WE ARE NOT WINNING BUT WE ARE NOT LOSING."
TODAY THE PRAVDA LIKE D.C. PRESS RUSHES TO PROP UP THE UNITED STATES OWN JOSEPH STALIN WITH EASY-BREEZY-COVER GIRL PIECES IGNORING THAT NEARLY 4 YEARS AFTER THE ILLEGAL WAR BEGAN, AFTER OVER 655,000 IRAQIS HAVE DIED, AFTER 2955 AMERICAN TROOPS HAVE DIED, 126 BRITISH TROOPS HAVE DIED AND 121 "OTHER" TROOPS HAVE DIED, BULLY BOY'S PERFORMANCE IS HORRIBLE AND BEYOND REDEMPTION,
THE JAKE PLUMMER OF POLITICS WANTS TO 'GO LONG' AND THE STUMPS AND SUCK UPS OF THE MAINSTREAM PRESS ARE HAPPY TO CHEERLEAD BLINDLY AS THEY DROP THEIR STENO PADS JUST LONG ENOUGH TO PICK UP THEIR POM-POMS.
FROM THE TCI WIRE:
Turning to peace news, in June of this year, Ehren Watada became the first officer to publicly refuse to deploy to Iraq. Yesterday, in Honolulu, he spoke out again. Rod Ohira (The Honolulu Advertiser) reports that a crowd of 350 turned out to hear Watada speak at the Church of the Crossroads where he stated, "The issue is about the war and people need to educate themselves about everything that's going on about the war. They need to take a position one way or another. If people agree with me or disagree with me, I really don't care. . . . What people need to do is take a stance. And if they truly believe there is something wrong with this war -- that it's immoral and illegal -- they should ask themselves what are they willing to sacrifice in order to stop this war?"
Watada faces a pre-trial hearing in January and then a court-martial in February. Though the US Congress seems unable or unwilling to excercise their oversight and have largely rebuffed his mother, Carolyn Ho, and her efforts, the reality is that he is one person in a growing movement of resistance within the military that includes Kyle Snyder, Darrell Anderson, Joshua Key, Ivan Brobeck, Ricky Clousing, Mark Wilkerson, Camilo Meija, Pablo Paredes, Carl Webb, Stephen Funk, David Sanders, Dan Felushko, Brandon Hughey, Jeremy Hinzman, Corey Glass, Patrick Hart, Clifford Cornell, Agustin Aguayo, Joshua Despain, Katherine Jashinski, and Kevin Benderman. Those are some of the war resisters who have gone public while currently there are thirty-eight US war resisters in Canada attempting to be legally recognized.
Information on war resistance within the military can be found at Center on Conscience & War, The Objector, The G.I. Rights Hotline, and the War Resisters Support Campaign. Courage to Resist offers information on all public war resisters. Appeal for Redress is collecting signatures of active duty service members calling on Congress to bring the troops home -- the petition will be delivered to Congress next month.
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