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Category: Iraq

The Minnesota War Ad

According to a Washington Times editorial from February 23rd, the head of the state Democratic Party in Minnesota has demanded that television stations pull an ad showing Iraq war veterans and families of fallen soldiers who support the war. The ad is meant to counter those vets and families of slain soldiers who have come out against the war, such as Cindy Sheehan.

The editorial says that the state Democratic Party of Minnesota is trying to stifle debate on this subject and, from the article, it sounds like it to me.
But as long as they don’t try to OUTLAW the ads, the Democrats are within their rights.

That doesn’t make them right, however.

But as long as people are legally free to take their message to other stations or other kinds of outlets, communication will survive. Attempts to stifle dissenting views only make the stiflers look like goons.

Have a read of the editorial here:

An antiwar message from the Midwest

To view the ad, go here:


I’ve watched the ad, and find it strong in some respects and weak in others – there’s some appeal to emotion that I’d rather was left out. But overall I think it’s a reasonable and true ad.

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Go to the Source!

My husband and I have been reading a few pages of this 30 page document together every evening after dinner. It is unusually clear and waffle-free, and worth a reading by anyone who wants a first-hand account of the Bush Administration’s strategy:

National Strategy for Victory in Iraq

Prodos and I have also been reading numerous press and Internet accounts of the Bush plan for Iraq, and have noticed that some important information contained in the administration’s document has been ignored in these many accounts, or pulled out of context or otherwise misrepresented. If you’ve been getting your information about this plan from reporters, I recommend you stop doing that, and go to the source! Continue reading

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“A War to be Proud Of” – Christopher Hitchens

Today on the tram my husband read an article to me from The Australian newspaper. The article, by Christopher Hitchens, is titled ” A War to be Proud Of“, and it lays out the reasons Hitchens thinks the Iraq war is the right war.

I found the article an excellent stimulant for thought on the subject of the Iraq war and related topics, so I looked for it online to share with you.

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