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Werner: Anti-war movement a success

Werner: Anti-war movement a success
by Maximillian Werner
published on Monday, September 26, 2005

Despite the national and local media's abysmal coverage, the march for peace that took place on Sept. 24 in Washington, D.C., was a tremendous success.

In the days leading up to the march, organizers anticipated 100,000 people would attend. That prediction proved inaccurate: An estimated number of more than 300,000 people surrounded the White House in peaceful protest of this insane, immoral and illegal war.

This march represents the single greatest anti-war effort since this indefensible war began. And it signifies the American public's recognition that even the loftiest rhetoric and the most ardent appeals to our "values" ring hollow when professed over the dead bodies of innocent men, women and children.

The fact that the media largely ignored this pivotal event in our country is criminal and sickening. But the fact that an event of this magnitude even took place shows the media's reticence and cowardice is a nonissue in terms of its political effect.

The media's lack of involvement is irrelevant to the success of the anti-war movement in this country. Let me repeat: An estimated number of more than 300,000 people joined the protest on Saturday.

And those 300,000 people are those who could attend the march in D.C. Other marches took place all over the country, including one here in Arizona. All told, it is not unreasonable to assume upward half a million people across the nation took to the streets on Saturday to oppose this war and our warmongering president.

In response to the desperation following Hurricane Katrina, President Bush stood before the people of the Gulf Coast (people who had lost everything) and had the audacity to tell them to be "civilized."

Later in the week, the king of "black gold" advised people everywhere not to "buy gas unless they really needed it."

Is he serious? Does he have any concept of how ridiculous he sounds?

And yet each day he and his administration of draft dodgers, former corporate CEOs and lobbyists for the coal and mining industries are lining their pockets and at the same time sending our young men and women into harm's way.

They are plundering our natural resources, polluting our air and water, and creating a world that is poisoning our wombs, sickening our children and stealing their chance to live lives at least as rich as ours.

That this president and his administration continue to insist America was right to invade Iraq shows the depths of their contempt for the American people and for the world. This contempt first emerged when, despite all the evidence to the contrary, Bush claimed Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction.

When enough people finally realized this claim was total nonsense (a delay partially due to an indolent and ratings-driven media), it then became expedient for Bush to claim we were now "spreading freedom and democracy."

Right. And they are doing so one corpse at a time.

In light of indisputable evidence that Bush knowingly waged an illegal war (the Downing Street Memos), in order to believe a word Bush says one must conclude he and his supporters somehow live in a world that is different from the world the rest of us inhabit.

And I could live with that if it weren't for the fact that the people of this world are the ones doing the dying.

But Bush best summed up this disparity during the first presidential debate with John Kerry. Referring to Osama bin Laden and the terrorists of the world, in an exasperated voice Bush turned to the audience and pleaded, "Trust me, I know these people."

Yes, Mr. President, you do know these people. And that is exactly my point.



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A successful movement, perhaps. But it has yet to be translated into a successful influence on the agenda of either major U.S. political party.

In fact, while the movement remains focussed primarily on the Iraq war, the AIPAC-PNAC plans are proceeding apace to precipitate another conflagration in the Middle East that will make that initial war-making fiasco seem like the "cakewalk" advertised by its promoters.

Under U.S. pressure, the UN's nuclear watchdog agency, the IAEA, officially signed Iran's death-warrant last weekend. In this case, even the American Conservative is worried about the Cheney-STRATCOM plans for pre-emptive nuclear war. Once started in Iran, it will almost inevitably expand from there.

I have yet to see one photograph from any media source showing the immense "size" of the demo on Sep. 24th.

It is no secret that Iran is creating a new market clearing house for Irani oil transactions in other than US dollars or Petro-dollars. If accomplished, this will cause a severe problem for Bush and his binge-borrowers in the Congress.

It may portend an invasion of Iran. I just wonder where they're gonna' get the troops.

I woundering where the "babby killer" slogans are. The same people back in the 60's were out there today. We can win this war by getting Iraq back on its feet. The only reason that the terrious are attacking is that they fear this. They are killing Iraqies, and Americans. If we pull out, they will wipe out the Iraq army and take control.

Ps. How are you getting paid? I hope that you are not living off of the goverment that you hate sooo much.

Evil Intentions of a Man Named Bush Exposed!

With hundreds of thousands of war protesters and anti-Bush activists marching on Washington D.C. this weekend, now is the golden opportunity to expose the corrupt, illegal and morally irresponsible Bush administration. They have seized power of the peoples’ government, against the will of the people and have pulled off so many heinous lies and crimes against Americans and the rest of the world for reasons of deceit and pure, unadulterated greed. The time to Take Back America is now!

Call for the immediate resignation of George Bush, et al. Sign the petition to Remove George Walker Bush from office. We must all begin to use a two-prong approach to force Congress to perform it Constitutional duties. Congress must begin an Inquiry of Resolution that will lead to impeachment and trial for the nauseating crimes Bush and his illegal regime of fascist followers and war mongers have ruthlessly and with malevolence betrayed and unwittingly imparted on the American people.

The list of lies is endless. The evidence of corruption and destruction of our democracy is devastatingly obvious. The shocking exposure brought on by recent tragic events in the Gulf Coast attests to the pure and evil intentions of a man that is delusional, dangerous and audaciously promotes an agenda that wretchedly fails all but just one percent of this nation’s population.

Open your eyes to the staged photos ops, listen to the drums of false war, follow the turbulent, spinning tales of White House propaganda, research and discover for yourself the dishonorable use of our national military to wage war for the sole purpose of world domination and greed of oil and its profits.

Yes, make no mistake; this president is like no other in the history of our nation. He is beyond dishonest or crooked. Bush is a distorted figure of bizarre and grotesque fallacies. Brought on by a family history and up-bringing of narrow-mindedness, pilfering, war profiteering, domination by fear and compulsion. He displays an incongruity that his judgment is superior and deserves no justification to the people he has sworn to honor, protect and serve!

Remove George Walker Bush from office and help Take Back America!


"The first casualty when war comes is truth."

None of the media coverage we saw gave any indication of the size of the crowd. One overhead shot would have been nice. CSPAN covered it , but only filmed the front of the crowd. Are there any photos which indicate what actually happened. ???

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