The people say no to war

February 17th, 2003 – 8:21 pm
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“The fracturing of the Western alliance over Iraq and the huge antiwar demonstrations around the world this weekend are reminders that there may still be two superpowers on the planet: the United States and world public opinion.

In his campaign to disarm Iraq, by war if necessary, President Bush appears to be eyeball to eyeball with a tenacious new adversary: millions of people who flooded the streets of New York and dozens of other world cities to say they are against war based on the evidence at hand.”

There’s a reason why Bush wanted to attack Iraq last year, and that reason is now becoming clear as opposition to the war builds and builds around the world. He wanted to start the war before opposition had time to organize and grow. In case the leaders of many of those countries who have expressed support for the war have forgotten, they’re the leaders of democracies (at least nominally) and they are supposed to be the servants of the people. They are not supposed to pat their own citizens on the head, as though they are small children who simply don’t understand what’s best.

Anyway, the rest of the NY Times article from above can be found here.

There is a lot of coverage of this past weekend’s worldwide protests to be found around the net, both from media sources and blogs of people’s personal experiences, so here are a few links to get you started:

Millions join global anti-war protests [BBC]

Pictures of protests around the world [BBC]

Millions March Worldwide To Denounce Bush’s War Plans [IMC]

Report From New York (along with an article about the city’s attempts to stop the protest)

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