2nd November 2015
Dear Letters Editor,
You report (WMN 30 October 2015) that a 'disappointed Mr Cameron tells inquiry to speed up its publication of report.' Some will be surprised that he is not being more cautious given his part in the bombing of Libya which country has since descended into chaos and violence.
The bombing took place under the fig leaf of Security Council Resolution 1973 Chapter VII UN Charter.
One of the eight key points of the resolution was " authorizes all necessary means to protect civilians and civilian-populated areas, except for a "foreign occupation force". It is claimed that there were at least 50,000 civilian deaths, and particularly in Sirte.
10 December 2010
Dear Archbishop Williams,
I pray that you will read the attached, brief letter to the Rt.Honourable William Hague pressing for HMG to plead for clemency. The key sentence is this:-
''How will the agony and the slaughter in Iraq be healed by hooding and hanging this man?'' We could have said a good deal more.
by Joe Mowrey
January 17, 2007
The slogan "Support Our Troops" has come to symbolize gas-guzzling SUV's with magnetic yellow ribbons on the back and American flag decals in the
window. In an effort to guard themselves against accusations they are unpatriotic, Progressives have co-opted that phrase and added the words
"Bring Them Home Now." The intention of this new slogan is to claim the troops as our own, not just pawns of the right wing. We support them by
wanting to end the war and bring them home. Implicit in this support is the notion that they deserve our unflagging gratitude and enthusiasm because
they are not responsible for their situation. They are only following orders. It is up to us to see to it that they are extricated from the
desperate circumstances our politicians have created for them. Both uses of this sound bite ignore the despotic nature of the military industrial
complex in this country. Both are wrong.