Cindy, the War in Iraq, and Dissent in a Time of War
By David Horowitz
FrontPageMagazine.com | August 19, 2005
Joining Frontpagemag.com today to debate Cindy Sheehan’s anti-war campaign and what constitutes legitimate debate in a time of war, are:
David Swanson: the creator of MeetWithCindy.org, co-founder of the AfterDowningStreet.org coalition, a writer and activist, and the Washington Director of Democrats.com. He is a board member of Progressive Democrats of America, and serves on the Executive Council of the Washington-Baltimore Newspaper Guild, TNG-CWA. He has worked as a newspaper reporter and as a communications director, with jobs including Press Secretary for Dennis Kucinich's 2004 presidential campaign, Media Coordinator for the International Labor Communications Association, and three years as Communications Coordinator for ACORN, the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now. He obtained a Master's degree in philosophy from the University of Virginia in 1997. His website is www.davidswanson.org; 
David Horowitz: publisher of Frontpagemag.com, a nationally known author and lifelong civil rights activist. He was one of the founders of the New Left in the 1960s and editor of its largest magazine, Ramparts. He helped to organize the first campus demonstration against the Vietnam war at the University of California, Berkeley in 1962. He is the author of Unholy Alliance: Radical Islam and the American Left.
FP: David Swanson and David Horowitz, welcome to Frontpage's debate: Cindy, the War in Iraq, and Dissent in a Time of War.
Mr. Swanson, let's begin with you.
Do you think Ms. Sheehan’s campaign is a legitimate one in a time of war?
Swanson: I think anyone should have the right at any time to speak out against any war and any government. I think the First Amendment to the US Constitution will back me up on that as far as this country goes, and I read in it no mention of restricted rights in “time of war.