The War Party may be temporarily discredited, but they're launching a counterattack – and they have the cash to do it.

The infamous "Committee on the Present Danger" is being revived, it was announced the other day, with full-page ads in all the major papers. And how much do you think that cost? A few hundred thousand dollars, more than a full year's budget for And what's the goal of expending all this cash?

The director of the Present Danger group is famous for wanting to fight what he calls "World War IV" – a "war of civilizations" pitting Islam against the West. It isn't just Iraq this lot has in their sights: they want to go after Iran, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, and beyond ...

And they have money to burn.

Look, we're just asking you to help us level the playing field, just a bit. We can't hope to match the resources of the War Party: after all, they have the entire U.S. Treasury to work with! We don't need multi-millions. Multi-thousands will do.

We've been providing what even our biggest critics realize is an invaluable service: all the war news, all the time, spiced up with selected commentary – including our regular columnists.

Look, we're going to be blunt about it: we're going to have to make immediate cutbacks if you don't start responding to our daily appeals. You'll notice them almost immediately: getting rid of half of our minuscule staff will have a real impact. Less frequent updates, and much less original commentary. You'll be seeing a lot less of some of our best columnists. (Sorry, Justin!)

Your 100% tax-deductible contribution has never been needed quite so badly. So now is the time to stand up for the cause of a peaceful, non-interventionist foreign policy. We've been carrying the banner of peace in cyberspace since 1998 – don't let us drop it now, at precisely the moment when it needs to fly high.

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