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actions & protests | imperialism & war m19 2006

m19 (3) photo essay

From the 3rd anniversary of America's ill-conceived and immoral invasion of Iraq, photos and captions from the Veterans for Peace feeder-march rally and Portland's main rally & march.
Rally before Vets feeder march
Rally before Vets feeder march
Poetry reading at Veterans rally
Poetry reading at Veterans rally
3 years ago he flew in a flight suit onto...
3 years ago he flew in a flight suit onto...
ship with
ship with "Mission Accomplished" banner
and now we're... and everybody knows it
and now we're... and everybody knows it
Design for the Bush coin and...
Design for the Bush coin and...
the other side of that coin
the other side of that coin
Street theatre ends March- Mothers grieve...
Street theatre ends March- Mothers grieve...
followed by Reporters who can't see...
followed by Reporters who can't see...
but are the most trusted names in news.
but are the most trusted names in news.
A brief passage Nation columnist and historian Eric Alterman's latest blog post that is relevant to the photo essay's conclusion:

March 20, 2006

I don't have anything profound to add to the commentary on the third anniversary of the Iraq invasion, except that it may be the single most misguided, dishonest and counter-productive expenditure of our nation's blood and treasure in its history. And almost all of this was evident from the start to anyone who cared to look. ... I do think that any political commentator who supported it owes his or her readers an explanation as to why they would expect such judgment to be trusted again in the future.

This is, after all, the purpose of punditry; to help people make sense of the fusillade of news that comes to them, as Walter Lippmann explained, "helter-skelter." What's fascinating is that everyday people seem to have an easier time admitting how foolish they were to trust this dishonest, incompetent, ideologically-obsessed president.

Altercation
 http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3449870/

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