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Wednesday, September 15, 2004

Oppose the war - not just Bush

While important strides have been made against the war in Iraq - the "anybody but bush" illness is taking a rapid toll on the anti-war movement. Our movement was never meant to be against personalities - it was always about being against a war policy. A change in personalities is not going to end war - we must create a movement that is for justice and peace. And we must move away from the silliness of "anybody but bush."

Ron Jacobs writes in Counterpunch:

Why is the antiwar movement in disarray? The most obvious answer is the Anybody But Bush phenomenon. The personalization of the war around George Bush has created a misguided belief among many people who oppose the war and the imperial drive it represents that this war will somehow end if Bush and his cohorts are given their walking papers.

The Republicans have their Project for a New American Century (PNAC). The Democrats have their own take on how to maintain and expand the Empire. It is a plan that they call Progressive Internationalism: A Democratic National Security Strategy.

the Democrats' document places the war on the world in terms that are not much different than the GOP's Project for a New American Century. This one quote from the forward says it all: "Democrats will maintain the world's most capable and technologically advanced military, and we will not flinch from using it to defend our interests anywhere in the world."

The politicians are unable to think in terms that transcend their paymasters, no matter how much they would like to. If we allow the agenda to be set by their politics and elections, we will fail. It is up to us to create a popular momentum that those in power cannot ignore. Only then will they feel secure enough to look beyond their corporate masters and actually do what the people want them to.

Read Ralph Nader and Peter Camejo's call for withdrawl from Iraq. End the occupation!