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Friday, September 30, 2005

Reservist on Anti-War movements effect

Vold(Reserve Marine, Iraq Vet) adds that antiwar rhetoric sometimes implicitly portrays soldiers as dupes on a fool's errand. "We volunteered to go to Iraq. The guys over there, who know the situation best, are re-enlisting in great numbers. Most of the guys I served with think this is the best thing America has done in our careers."
How did the Sheehan protest play in Iraq? Yesterday, I asked Vold's friend, Lt. Col. James MacVarish, an adviser to Iraqi troops in Fallujah. He told me in an e-mail that the Iraqis he works with believe such protests and the press they generate "play directly to the strengths of our mutual enemy." Iraqis "are absolutely astounded," he adds, "that we 'allow' that to continue." A few days ago, he had to give his Iraqi colleagues an hourlong civics lesson on freedom of the press.
Full Article here

6 Comments:

  • At 12:46 AM, Blogger Nina P said…

    wow, you guys don't get very many comments, do you?? how's it hangin in delaware? :-)

     
  • At 1:14 PM, Blogger St. Joan of Arc said…

    yeah.. our school doesn't GIVE A CRAP ABOUT ANYTHING THAT MEANS ANYTHING.

    so like 10 of us sit here and debate about stuff.

    is it that many?

     
  • At 1:19 PM, Blogger spence0422 said…

    i'd say 5

     
  • At 1:15 AM, Blogger M. McKain said…

    "our school doesn't GIVE A CRAP ABOUT ANYTHING THAT MEANS ANYTHING"

    For once, I agree with Mellora entirely. I know this isn't what this post was originally about, but students and the administration alike here seem to resist anything political as much as possible. They certainly do nothing to encourage it. Princeton Review ranked us 5th as far as political apathy goes - that's something all the political groups on campus need to work on, regardless of their particular views, etc.

     
  • At 4:10 PM, Blogger delacrat said…

    i hate that sad truth about our school, maybe I'm in denial that no one really cares here.

    btw, we all need to get together on solutions to the administration here squelching political voice and political groups on campus. There's a DUSC meeting on the 10th of October, anyone care to brainstorm some proposals to bring up?

     
  • At 1:50 AM, Blogger St. Joan of Arc said…

    We were ranked 5th least likely to know that there is an election going on by Princeton Review last year.

    I don't think I need to emphasize how pathetic that is.

     

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