[ Thursday, August 14, 2003 ]
Yesterday, a group called "Bring Them Home Now" gave a press conference. If it gets any coverage at all, it could change the course of the war. Of course, that pretty much says it all.... it will get no coverage.
, gives the following statement of purpose: "BRING THEM HOME NOW! is a campaign of military families, veterans, active duty personnel, reservists and others opposed to the ongoing war in Iraq and galvanized to action by George W. Bush's inane and reckless challenge to armed Iraqis resisting occupation to "Bring 'em on."
Our mission is to mobilize military families, veterans, and GIs themselves to demand: an end to the occupation of Iraq and other misguided military adventures; and an immediate return of all US troops to their home duty stations..."
There were a variety of members that spoke, from veterans to moms and dads and brothers and sargents...
They all told very different stories from what you hear on CNN, FAUX, CBS, et al.
It was shown on C-SPAN, which has an availiable download. It is 55minutes long.
Go and watch the clip... listen to those voices,... look at those faces... they are real.
As of this morning, that press conference is "not news"; there are NO stories about it though the press conference itself was jammed.
This is exactly the type of event that, when publicised and widespread, ended the war in Vietnam. When the politicians and generals couldn't get it together, the moms and dads and sisters and brothers got it done. I've often wondered how different things would have been had the US achieved a genuine victory in Viet Nam. Would the American left and right have taken the opportunity to come closer together? With victory, would we all have shared the credit like we did after WW2?? ....instead of spreading the blame??
Now, left and right are at war. The blame game is king. And while we scrap, thieves have stolen the country, and are using our good name to steal another country's dignity and resources.
Why, if we have a "liberal press" is this happening?
Where is the opposition?
Where is the dissent?
Where is the inspiration for change?
Oh yeah. Right here on the 'net.
Can we try to spread this story around?
We all got together and made the world "fair and balanced" in two days.
Could that same effort be channeled into spreading this story?
Can the lefties on the internet counter the corporate media in real time?
This press conference was yesterday. The clip is up on CSPAN now.
How can we spread this story?
gonzoliberal [9:31 AM]