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February 13, 2003



Liberty, War & Politics


What Happens to the Soldiers Your Government Sends?

Soldiers Beware by Col. David Hackworth (Jan 28/03)
"Most recently, more than 161,000 Desert Storm vets have been disabled, and almost 10,000 have died from Gulf War Illness." (1)

Nightmare in Baghdad (Jan 30/03)
"Seizing the city could prove to be a big challenge even for the high-tech U.S. Army." ... "Using just one or two of his divisions to hold Baghdad, Hussein could turn the battle into a war of attrition if his troops put up a merely competent fight." (2)

Poets Against War

Anti-war poets force scrapping of White House symposium
"Canadian poet Todd Swift took only one week to compile an ebook, 100 Poets Against the War, ..." (3)

Ebook: 100 Poets Against the War
Poems also at: http://poetsagainstthewar.org/

My collaboration with George Bush by Robert Adamson

Quote of the day, New York Times: “Our wars have won for us every hour we live in freedom.” President Bush, at a cemetery above Omaha Beach 27-5-2002

Our wars have won for us every hour we live in freedom
our freedom is for us a thing of countless hours
and after we win each war we wait in fear once more
the more we win the less time there is for living
...(4)

Other demands by Colin Morton
... the bravery
of a Barry Armstrong, the blue beret doctor
who stood up in the Somali sun
and told the truth to power.
Retired from the military now, demobbed
to the woebegone lakes of northern Ontario,
... (4)



Notes

[1] http://www.wnd.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=30716
WorldNetDaily, Soldiers beware, January 28, 2003, Col. David Hackworth

[2] http://www.latimes.com/la-oe-friedman30jan30,0,7884648.story
Latimes.com, Jan 30, 2003, Nightmare in Baghdad by George Friedman

[3] http://www.guardian.co.uk/antiwar/story/0,12809,885536,00.html
Guardian Unlimited, guardian.co.uk, Anti-war poets force scrapping of White House symposium by Sarah Left, Thursday January 30, 2003

[4] http://www.nthposition.com/100poets.pdf
100 Poets Against the War 3.0, February 10, 2003, Editor of 100 Poets Against The War series: Todd Swift