Victory for Peace

Congressional Democrats this week shelved the sinister House Concurrent Resolution 362. That resolution, a high priority for AIPAC, would have imposed “stringent inspection requirements on all persons, vehicles, ships, planes, trains and cargo entering or departing Iran” and barred any export of refined petroleum from the U.S. to Iran. In other words, it would be a de facto military blockade, an act of war that would surely turn bloody soon enough.

Those champing at the bit for war with Iran won’t be resting; Democrat Rep. Gary L. Ackerman of New York, who wrote the resolution, told the Washington Times, “We’ll resubmit it when Congress comes back, and we’ll have even more signatures.” readers shouldn’t rest either. Make sure your congressmen know that you don’t want a conflict in Iran to satisfy wild ambitions for eternal war for eternal democracy. We’ve been keeping you up to date on these backdoor to war maneuvers. Make sure that you stay in the know about how D.C. is working to manipulate us into more. They don’t rest, unfortunately. Neither do we, and neither should you.

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An Apology to Cynthia McKinney and Chuck Baldwin

On Friday August 15, featured a front page template with the images of John McCain, Barack Obama, Bob Barr and Ralph Nader below the caption, We are holding their feet to the fire: Without fear or favor. Some of our readers expressed a concern that by not including Cynthia McKinney we were deliberately ignoring a prominent woman of color.

If you note, we did not include Chuck Baldwin either. The reason is simple. Former Representative McKinney and the Reverend Baldwin are unequivocally antiwar.

We apologize if that was not explicit.