There is a very diverse spectrum of thinking going on in the global left. We need to listen to one another. One of my sincere interests is in bringing people together. We can learn from one another. Building a grassroots movement on this togetherness can change the world for the better.
This following is part of a blog post by Stan Goff called The Question. Please read the whole thing. Think about how we can end the war in Iraq now. Share this with politicians.
There is nothing more tragically amusing than watching the right-wing catch liberals off guard.
Bill O’Reilly has caught the whole crew flat-footed with one of those trick questions: Do you want the United States to win in Iraq? Set aside for the moment that this ignores the fact that the US government has already lost in Iraq, and that the question is constructed a little like, “Yes or no, have you stopped beating your wife?”
This is pissing off the Democratic Party establishment because it is outing them, the same way Republicans outed John Kerry by stating, quite accurately, that Kerry supported the war when the national blood was up. Not a single public official will answer this question the way it needs to be answered if we want go on record saying that the lives of people from abroad are as valuable as American lives.
O’Reilly needs his bluff called.
Do you want the United States to win in Iraq?
Lets look beyond our pride and think peace. Seriously. Think about global peace and how we can bring all the soldiers home tomorrow.