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It's in the History Books Now. Civil Disobedience at the Whitehouse



Witnesses to the scene called in the story to us.  It went sort of like this (see here for pictures).

"The time to lay down is right now.  Those who are willing to be
arrested will not get up.  Others will get up and will observe the
scene.

David
has layed down as has Cindy, Ann Wright, Gail, and others from Code
Pink and the World Can Not Wait Organization.  Now the police are
beginning to arrest people.

Some people are sitting by the wagon waiting to be processed.  In
the meantime, we are singing songs like "God Bless America" and "This
Land is My Land".

David has just been arrested.  He is waiting to be
processed.  In the meantime, they have just put the cuffs on Ann
Wright.  People are calling out encouragement."  

And I, as a phone observer, have heard shouts of "Go Ann" ect...

In the meantime, the Pro-war counter protestors are shouting, "Give war
a chance!"  From what I'm told there are 15-20 verbally abusive
pro-war supporters out there, but there are at least 200 Peace
Supporters at the vigil and possibly 20-50 people participating in the
civil disobediance.

At this point, everyone has been processed and the people at the vigil are leaving.

They will return tomorrow.

God Bless the Peace Makers!

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Were people really saying that?

Unbelievable.

Give war a chance to do WHAT you morons?

Kill as many innocent people as possible?

Needlessly waste as much US taxpayer money as possible?

Protect us from an enemy that THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION CREATED?

You people disgust me. I am truly ashamed to call you fellow Americans. You're very proficient in parroting the bullshit Bush talking points, but reality leaves you dumfounded, so you ignore it.

Like the reality that this is an UNWINNABLE CONFLICT, specifically designed to be so by the Bush war mongers, solely to feed the insatiable military industrial complex (that means "the big business of war" for you extra-ignorant Bush boot licking morons) that Dwight Eisenhower warned us about more than 40 years ago.

Like the reality that the entire CIA leak investigation is the result of the bogus Bush claim that Iraq was trying to purchase uranium from Niger (the documents purporting to show the deal are proven forgeries), and that they pursued the defamation of Joe Wilson and his wife with such vigor because Wilson used the truth to prove the Bush lie that was such an integral selling point of his bogus war.

Like the reality that four years after 9/11 Osama Bin Laden is still free.

Like the reality that in the days immediately following 9/11 Bush said he wanted Osama dead or alive and then six months later said he was not concerned about him. What do you suppose is the reason for this complete about face? Couldn't be that he was already focused on making the phony case for the invasion of Iraq, could it?

Wake up geniuses.

FOUR YEARS AFTER 9/11:

Our borders are still wide open.

Airline passengers are closely scrutinized, but the cargo that rides a few feet beneath them goes onboard unscreened.

Shipping containers that pass through our ports are almost completely uninspected.

Get it through your thick, Bush kool-aid soaked skulls:
WE ARE NO SAFER NOW THAN WE WERE ON SEPTEMBER 1OTH, 2001.

Your naked emperor says we must honor our dead by completeing the mission, but is never specific about what the mission is.

Eliminating the worldwide terrorism that has actually increased significantly since 9/11?

Democracy in Iraq? What kind of democracy demands that a specifc religion must be the basis for all legislation and that the supreme court must consist of experts in that religion?

Weapons of mass destruction? This bogus excuse would be funny if 2000 of our troops and tens of thousands if innocent Iraqis didn't already lay dead because of it.

Saddam was a bad guy that needed to go? He's been gone for two and a half years. Why are we still there?

All you flag waving pro-war fools seem to have forgotten that real patriots don't ignore the truth and don't put their party above their country. You should all be ashamed of yourselves.

John Perry
http://www.johnperryonline.com

Exactly how much of a chance are we talking????

2 and half years, $300 Billion+, 2000 of our children, untold civilian lifes????

We have given war a chance, IT ISN'T WORKING!!!!!

Here you go again...And Again...And Again...

Well, I have news for you...You people make the MAJORITY of this nation sick too. Your conspiracy theories and Bushco talk has gotten old and played out. You media is losing credibility by the day, the left wing of this government is talking themselves in circles and the Right has finally come together and a real CONSERVATIVE will now fill the spot left by Oconnor.

An unwinnable conflict you say? That is funny, didn't the Iraqi's just ratify a Constitution of their own? Oh wait, that is just a BS document that the Shiites are going to impose on the Sunni minority. Well, in a true democracy the majority rules right? And where is this CIVIL WAR that you idiots have been also talking about for MONTHS????? The majority of the Iraqi people want peace and want to get the terrorist outsiders out of their country. To think we will be out of there in the next 30 years is ridiculous. Hell, we are still in post WWII countries to this day. When are you brilliant blue staters going to do some history studying???? For being so smart, you people are real idiots.

The WMD claim was made by Bush and Clinton and Kerry and Kennedy so who is to blame????? The CIA gave the info. Wait, you mean the CIA of Plume and Wilson????? No wonder these indictments are taking so long. Those pratiling idiots will have to testify too. We will see today what is handed down???? If nothing happens, you people will find something else to try and NAIL the Right with. Cindy Sheehan is still out there making a mockery of herself. Why not nominate her for President in 2008?

I bought a great T-Shirt the other day that sums you people up quite perfectly and it said:

Liberals: Harder on fetuses than they are on terrorists.

How perfect is that!?!?!?

Richie "The Right Wing Kook" Rich

P.S. I am still here and still reading. I see your fellowship has gone down quite a bit...That is a shame.

Hey Right Wing Kook!

What a coinky-dink!

I bought a great T-Shirt the other day, too!
It sums "you people" up quite perfectly and it said:

Conservatives: Equal Opportunists.....anything from a fetus to a terrorist!

"Well, I have news for you...You people make the MAJORITY of this nation sick too."

Really? Which majority is that?

The 52% that believe Bush lied us into his bullshit war?

The 51% that disapprove of his overall job performance?

Nice try, Kookster.

"Your conspiracy theories and Bushco talk has gotten old and played out."

The forged documents that purport to show a uranium deal between Iraq and Niger are not a conspiracy theory Richie. They are proven fakes. It took the IAEA all of about 5 minutes to figure that one out. The officials named in the documents had long since left office (something like 10-11 years prior), and their "signatures" were forged. And the Bush administration admitted after the 2003 State of the Union speech (where bush made the famous uranium claim, even though his own CIA was telling him it could not be substatiated) that they could not prove the uranium claim. This is also a FACT, old buddy. Not a theory.

Now I realize it might be difficult for your little piss ant mind to follow along, but give it a shot:

The Bushies could not prove Joe Wilson wrong, so they tried to smear the hell out of him and reveal his wife's identity (covert or not), in an amateurish attempt to draw focus away from the real story, which was that one of their main "selling points" for war was complete, proven bullshit.

"An unwinnable conflict you say? That is funny, didn't the Iraqi's just ratify a Constitution of their own?"

Yes. Unwinnable. As long as Americans occupy Iraq, there will be no shortage of insurgents willing to blow themselves up, taking as many US troops and innocent Iraqis as possible with them. There are some terrorists that have crossed borders to take advantage of the chaos, but the majority of violence comes from home grown Iraqi insurgents.

Again, not theory, but fact.

The new Iraqi constitution will have zero effect on the violence. That constitution, by the way, is based on religion, not the rule of law. Looks more like an Iran style theocracy.

"Well, in a true democracy the majority rules right?"

Correct. Which is why Congress should be enagaging in Impeachment hearings for the enitre Bush cabal right now (please see 52% and 51% comments above).

"And where is this CIVIL WAR that you idiots have been also talking about for MONTHS?????"

It's happening every day as we speak. Iraqis killing Iraqis (and Americans) with IEDs, RPGs, and suicide car bombs.

"The majority of the Iraqi people want peace and want to get the terrorist outsiders out of their country."

Correct. 75% of Iraqis want us to leave. Majority rules, right?

"Hell, we are still in post WWII countries to this day. When are you brilliant blue staters going to do some history studying???? For being so smart, you people are real idiots."

Are you saying that the fact that we are still in post WWII countries to this day justifies our being in Iraq? Even though Saddam had nothing to do with 9/11 (which Bush himself admitted on September 17th, 2003) and represented no threat to us whatsoever?

Now there is some real Right Wing Kook logic if I've ever heard it.

"The WMD claim was made by Bush and Clinton and Kerry and Kennedy so who is to blame?????"

Bush is to blame, along with all his neocon PNAC handlers. They started the war.

"The CIA gave the info."

Right. The CIA that was under extreme pressure from Cheney (who made multiple visits to CIA headquarters - unprecedented for a VP) to make sure they "got it right". ;-)

And what the CIA wouldn't do, the Rumsfeld-created Office of Special Plans (OSP) at the Pentagon did, employing only intelligence that supported their plan for war, and excluding that which didn't.

"If nothing happens, you people will find something else to try and NAIL the Right with."

And you're truly living in a fantasy land (as if that wasn't evident enough already) if you think nothing will happen to the Bush administration war criminals that have so completely defiled our White House and our country's reputation around the world. Libby is already gone. And winter may be approaching, but don't be surprised if the birds start singing so they can get loose and fly south.

"Cindy Sheehan is still out there making a mockery of herself. Why not nominate her for President in 2008?"

Your posts on this site have proven that you are far superior to Cindy in making a mockery of yourself, Rich. Your blind party loyalty would be admirable if it weren't so pathetic. Despite what your little red right wing handbook may say, the truth will never change no matter how many different ways you try to spin it.

John Perry
http://www.johnperryonline.com

Couldn't have said it better myself, John. And while you're at it, did we ever find out who sent those anthrax-tainted letters? Or do we have Mullah Mohammed Omar (leader of the Taliban) in custody yet?

Scott Chwaliszewski

That whole ANTHRAX scare was a ridiculous and transparent joke!! And I "knew it in my bones" at the time I was watching the news reports of it after 9-11.

It only lasted in the media as long as it served the purpose of frightening people and providing a dramatic thread to prop up the "War on Terror".

How can so many people be so gullible?

Time to get out the old Shakespeare books and dust them off.
That guy was a genius in understanding of the human psyche from the noble heights to the darkest depths.

IF we ever get to the bottom of this, it is gonna be an ugly, tangled and insidious mess.

About two years ago I came across a website (I believe it was Dutch based) that had extensively researched information about the long development of a world-wide criminal syndicate that would work its way into power through "legitimate" government channels. I have since lost the link. But, at the time I thought it was getting into too much "conspiracy theory" for my taste.

Conspiracy Theory, my ass!.......

It is looking quite plausible these days and I'm sure current events are "attached at roots" that extend back in time farther than we even imagine at this point. Sins of the fathers are handed down to the sons.

Maybe the 21st Century will be characterized by the extinction of this lineage of corrupt thugs.
Too optimistic?....Who knows?
Anything is possible from HERE forward.

Back before BushCo took office, I left the Democratic Party in frustration over their support of the so called, "Drug War" (which I feel is nothing more than more NEOCON Fascism directed at liberals and minorities. I worked at Research Triangle Institute when the famous Reagan "Drug Study" was done . . talk about BS "science.")

Anyway . . .

In North Carolina, the only third party that was against this madness of "Prohibition II" and had achieved full party-status was the Libertarian Party.

So, my wife and I joined and quickly rose up through the ranks.
When the war started, I was County Chair, on the NC Executive Committee, and was a delegate to the National Convention. I had run for a NC House seat and lost, while my wife had won a seat at the County level on the Soil & Water board.

When the war started, I was amazed that this "Give War A Chance" slogan became a battle cry for the NEOCON Fundamentalists within the Libertarian Party here (NC) to justify the actions of BushCo. When my wife and I challenged this based on the "Non-violence" pledge of the Libertarian Party, we quickly became "liberal hippie scapegoats" that "supported the Terrorists." We finally got tired of being "wrong" all the time at every meeting and the targets of much verbal/e-mail abuse, so we resigned our posts and left the party.

I guess we just didn't want to play with any group that would debase the works of John Lennon in such a manner. Some kidz just don't "get it." ;-)

"Everybody talking about
John and Yoko, Timmy Leary, Rosemary,
Tommy Smothers, Bobby Dylan, Tommy Cooper,
Derek Taylor, Norman Mailer, Alan Ginsberg,
Hare Krishna, Hare Hare Krishna
All we are saying is Give Peace A Chance"
- Give Peace A Chance by John & Yoko Uno Lennon

peace.

No cat ever gathered brown mice up and put them in concentration camps.
No monkey ever chained another monkey to barred windows and left him there in a stress position that caused asphixiation.

These war-lovers WISH they had even half the dignity of animals.

I would call them.......

"One-headed - two-eyed - lyin' - brainless - people - haters"

I should not be amazed by the ignorance some of our people display, but, that ignorance still amazes me somehow. The ones who cry about the liberals supporting a womens right to choose and whine about the anti war protesters. But the ignorance here is that they are the ones in support of killing innocent live human beings in wars, but also in support of protecting the unborn fetus. Help me figure this one out. So is it that the unborn is of more importance than that of the living?

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