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Fri Feb 15, 2013, 07:24 AM

Who marched against the Iraq war in 2003?

10 years ago today over a million of us marched against the planned invasion of Iraq in London. Who else here besides myself took part in that?

I'm glad I did. The Iraq war was a colossal mistake on the part of US & UK governments and the politicans really should have payed a lot more attention to the many people who could see that it was going to be a mistake.

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/mehdi-hasan/iraq-hawks-were-wrong-about-everything_b_2686308.html?utm_hp_ref=uk

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Fri Feb 15, 2013, 07:41 AM

1. Me. My son. Couple of friends. In NYC.

We were right. "They" were wrong.

Some positions I take: I have qualms of uneasiness about.

Not that one.

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Fri Feb 15, 2013, 07:48 AM

2. In total I went on 6 marches against the Iraq war

4 in London, 1 in Colchester and 1 in Sheffield.

The main reason I was opposed was that it had nothing to do with the war on Al Qaida. I could see it was a mistake. However, it actually turned out worse then I thought it would.

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Response to T_i_B (Reply #2)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 08:22 AM

3. Ahhhh. "Sheffield".

"The History Boys." One of my favorite cinematic offerings from the UK in recent years.

Ok... back on topic:

Nothing to do w. al qaeda and everything to do w. international elite rw foreign policy consensus established pre-9/11 ( the Towers were their Reichstag Fire. No, like the Nazis they didn't *set* it but they USED it).

The populace... mind soaked in pop culture and infotainment "news"... was easy to stampede ( in the USA, not so much in the UK, from what I read and heard.). The behavior of US "news" media in hyping the war was *criminal*.... and the worst thing about it is that they have not been made to answer for it and if the same circumstances arise.... guess what? ... they'll do it AGAIN!

I lived thru the VN era and learned what should have been learned from that 10 year, agonizing , slow-motion holocaust. So it was clear to me what was happening. Not so clear, I suspect, to many of the next generation. VN had been rehabbed in the media and school texts. Sanitized. Revised. God bless America. "The fifties are here again.

Not so fast. They forget: some of us *lived* thru that era. We KNOW what happened.

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