Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Public opposition can end US wars

Despite American officials continuing to disregard public opposition to the wars, the public can still have an impact. 
Jason C. Ditz, Al Jazeera,  21 Dec 2010
Secretaries Gates and Clinton discount American opposition to the ongoing wars in Afghanistan and Iraq [Getty]
After President Obama’s Thursday speech praising the illusory progress in Afghanistan, the floor was turned over to Hillary Clinton, the secretary of state, and  Robert Gates, the secretary of defence. When asked about the growing unpopularity of the “long war,” they both replied that the administration’s intention is to ignore all popular opposition.

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