Tuesday, January 04, 2005

A Picky Pick on the Anti-War Crowd

Listening to an interview of an anti-war kind of person (Grace Paley is the Poet Laureate of Conneticutt, among other things) brings up a rather interesting point: one underlying assumption for a lot of the most sincere and passionate anti-war folk--folks that were against the war because it was, in their opinion, being waged for all the wrong reasons--was that in the "War in Iraq" the US would win quickly, brutally, and completely. Which is very different from people that believed it would just be a mess...

[Related link: http://www.kqed.org/epArchive/R412300900 from the SF Bay Area NPR station KQED's "Forum" program with Michael Krasny.]
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