Rep. Tulsi Gabbard on Warmongers in Their Ivory Towers

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard released this 30-second video in her campaign for the White House. It is one of the most clear and unequivocal statements I have ever heard from a presidential candidate:

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Antiwar Republican Congressman Walter Jones Dies After Long Illness

Rep. Walter Jones, one of the most consistently antiwar members of Congress, has died at age 75 after an extended illness.

The Republican lawmaker had battled a series of ailments in recent years and was granted a leave of absence from Congress late last year after missing a number of House votes.

Jones was originally a strong supporter of the 2003 invasion of Iraq. In fact, Jones became well known for leading the effort to have french fries renamed “freedom fries” in House cafeteria menus as a protest against French opposition to the invasion.

By 2005, Jones had reversed his position on the Iraq War. Jones called on President George W. Bush to apologize for misinforming Congress to win authorization for the war. Jones said, “If I had known then what I know today, I wouldn’t have voted for that resolution.”

Jones went on to become one of the most antiwar members of Congress, fighting for ending US involvement in Afghanistan, Syria, Libya, and Yemen.

Jones also became a regular donor to Antiwar.com and contributed to the Antiwar.com blog. Jones often made surprise phone calls to me and to news editor Jason Ditz to praise our work and to thank us for helping him to “see the light” on issues of national security.

We at Antiwar.com mourn his passing and extend our condolences to his family and friends.

Antiwar Republican Congressman Walter Jones in Hospice Care

Rep. Walter Jones, one of the most consistently antiwar members of Congress, is gravely ill and has entered hospice care.

The Republican lawmaker has been battling ailments in recent months. He was granted a leave of absence from Congress in late 2018 after missing a number of votes. Jones, 75, suffered a broken hip at his home on Jan. 14. He underwent surgery at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville the following day, his office said.

Jones was originally a strong supporter of the 2003 invasion of Iraq. In fact, Jones became well known for leading the effort to have french fries renamed “freedom fries” in House cafeteria menus as a protest against French opposition to the invasion.

By 2005, Jones had reversed his position on the Iraq War. Jones called on President George W. Bush to apologize for misinforming Congress to win authorization for the war. Jones said, “If I had known then what I know today, I wouldn’t have voted for that resolution.”

Jones went on to become one of the most antiwar members of Congress, fighting for ending US involvement in Afghanistan, Syria, Libya, and Yemen.

Jones also became a regular donor to Antiwar.com and contributed to the Antiwar.com blog. Jones has often made surprise phone calls to me and to news editor Jason Ditz to praise our work and to thank us for helping to “see the light” on issues of national security.

Everyone at Antiwar.com wishes Congressman Jones well and pray for his recovery.