(A preventive-war anthem sung to the tune of "Trees," by Joyce
Kilmer, with piano accompaniment)
It was a drama too good to miss, made for TV, if not for Hollywood.
By the start of the third week of war, Bush was bogged down in
Mesopotamia and Washington.
A Vesuvius of violence has erupted from the dead center of American
life, the executive branch of the government.
As the Bush Administration continues its illegal and unjust military
invasion of Iraq, we must steel ourselves for the difficult days that
David Cortright has laid out many aspects of an agenda to help the US
peace movement move from the immediate work of trying to stop this war,
to continuing to broaden the reach of our movement
The war is just two weeks old, yet the Bush Administration has
accomplished the unprecedented isolation of the United States worldwide,
even from several of its historic allies.
Ifind David Cortright's call useful but limiting. The most exciting
aspect of the antiwar organizing has been its global reach.
The fierce tableau of smoke and flames that US bombs created over
Baghdad--a visual message of America's awesomely destructive
power--brought to mind Shelley's meditation on an ancient ruin, wh
I'm standing at the northern front in Chamchamal, a quarter-mile from
Saddam Hussein's hilltop divisions. Before me six mounds of earth, like
oversized anthills, line the ridge.