Thursday, May 04, 2006

Old news but still interesting


I keep forgetting to post this on my blog... I interupted Condi Rice's opening statement at a Senate Appropriations Committee hearing on the supplemental funding for war and occupation of Iraq about six weeks ago. These hearing are open to the public. A day before five of us interrupted the House committee. Then the next morning I went by myself to the Senate hearing. I only wished I had waited a little longer, as only four senators were assembled when I stood and asked all of them: How many of you have children in this illegal and immoral war? Blood is on your hands and you cannot wash it off." But I was caught by CNN, NBC Nightly and NPR, as well as mentions in AP and Reuters.

Here is a portion of an MSNBC story:

Democratic senators were skeptical.

“You’ve been telling the American people that the situation in Iraq is not that dire,” said Sen. Herb Kohl of Wisconsin. “But Mr. Secretary, with all due respect and speaking for a majority of the American people, that is hard to swallow. From the beginning, the administration’s Iraq strategy has been an amalgamation of misdirection and missteps.”

Rice, who spoke first to the committee, was briefly interrupted by a protester who shouted “blood is on your hands” and “how many of you have children going to war.”

After security escorted the man from the room, another protester interrupted, saying, “Fire Rumsfeld. Fire Rumsfeld. This is an illegal and immoral war.”

President Bush, whose low job approval ratings are partly because of the Iraq war, has refused to set a timetable for the troops to come home, saying troops can be withdrawn as Iraqi security forces take over security.

Here is the link for the full story:
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/11745521/from/RL.3/

And some blogs are kind of funny, I don't usually promote other blogs. But, heck, I am known as "the guy with balls" on this one:

http://www.haloscan.com/comments.php?user=crooks&comment=7454

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