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Banner on Penn. Ave: ''MR. OBAMA: END THESE FUCKING WARS! WAR IS THE OBSCENITY!"



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Veterans' 25 x 17 banner tells it straight to Obama at 555 PA Ave. NW, Washington, D.C.

Today at 1:00pm eastern time, U.S. military veterans hung an enormous banner on the front of the Newseum, wrapping their message around the First Amendment chiseled in five stories of limestone.

Opposed to the wars and occupations in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Palestine, the vets' message said loud and clear: "MR. OBAMA: END THESE FUCKING WARS! WAR IS THE OBSCENITY."

Several veterans dropped the banner down the front of the Newseum, while others distributed special edition copies of the War Crimes Times, explaining the action and what they considered obscene.

"The American public should be shocked that we are still killing and crippling thousands of innocent people in these countries as well as our own soldiers -- that's what's truly obscene," said Mike Ferner,59 who served as a navy corpsman during Vietnam. "Blowing people's arms and legs off, burning, paralyzing them, causing sewage to run through their streets, polluting the water that kills and sickens children, terrorizing and bombing people and their livestock with flying robots-- that defines obscenity. If this banner shocks and offends a single person who hasn't been shocked and offended by what's being done in our name, we've accomplished our misson."

Veterans and activists taking part in the event include Ken Mayers, Kim Carlyle, Mike Ferner, Bruce Berry, Debbie Tolson, Nic Abramson,Tarak Kauff, Mike Hearington, Will Covert and Elliott Adams of Veterans For Peace.

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Come on guys.

Show us the fucking picture!

Dave Lindorff
thiscantbehappening.net

I sure hope Obama gets to see it. The Democrats are doing the usual song and dance to scare us from not voting for them. Al they really have to do is End the Fucking Wars.

The objective of all of us anti-war people is to persuade not only the Government but the PEOPLE to end these wars. The use, gratuitously, of an obscenity is a turn-off to many. Why do it? The word "fucking" adds nothing to the statement but demeans its valuable message. On behalf of my little corner of the peace movement, I ask that the objectionable word be removed. I personally don't mind, I say it myself from time to time, but I'm mindful of other people's sensibilities and realize it will offend them. Logic 101 dictates that if they are offended, they will not be persuaded. WE NEED THE PEOPLE!!! Wise up, vets!

Joan Wile, Founder, Grandmothers Against the War

Makes me proud to be a member of Veterans For Peace.
For those vets who would like to join us go to
http://www.veteransforpeace.org/

It's about fucking time someone posted this in
large, loud letters for the Pres to view!

Way to go VFP. We need more banner dropping.

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