The peace movement refuses to back down
Published: Monday, January 3, 2005 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Sunday, January 2, 2005 at 11:48 p.m.
This is in response to Nettie Maguire's letter of Dec. 30 where she states that we all just need to "move on and quit bellyaching because nothing can be changed..."
I refuse to stick my head in the sand! Bush maybe won by less than 100,000 votes, certainly not a mandate.
Nettie, much can be changed! I plan to work harder and speak out louder than ever to stop Bush, Inc. and greedy corporations like Halliburton from creating a perpetual war economy.
Iraq was not involved in 9-11 and has no WMD. They are no threat to the United States and we have Saddam Hussein in custody. There's no reason to put our soldiers in harm's way in Iraq.
We need to bring our troops home now. I'm not sticking my head in the sand while our soldiers are forced to fight for oil profiteers.
In the words of Teddy Roosevelt, "To announce that there be no criticism of the president, or that we stand by the president right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public."
Sorry Nettie, but the peace movement isn't going to "quit bellyaching."
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