Peace Party Fellow Travellers
by Milton Batiste
conflicts create many problems. Even people who strongly support
a war can be highly critical as far as particular problems are concerned.
They may not come to the most obvious conclusion that the
problem could have been avoided if there had been no war
but they will nonetheless be part of the opposition in a broad sense,
and thus a potential political threat to the sitting administration.
can see this happening now. Just take a look at some current developments
by Joseph and Elizabeth Farah in May 1997, WND is now an important
and influential conservative newssite. Antiwar opinions have been
expressed by some WND columnists, notably Pat Buchanan, but it would
nonetheless be fair to count WND as very much a part of The War
Party. This makes some of the recent content on the site all the
July 15 WND published one of their featured "exclusives,"
corrects testimony twice." In the article, Paul
Sperry notes that in congressional testimony last week, Defense
Secretary Donald Rumsfeld swore repeatedly that he’d just "days"
earlier learned that the uranium charge President Bush made against
Iraq six months ago was bogus. Furthermore: "Since then, he’s
had to correct the record twice, finally admitting he knew the allegation
was false as early as March less than two months after Bush’s
now-controversial State of the Union speech and just before the
Iraq war started."
Sperry is Washington bureau chief for WND and also the author of
Crude Politics: How Bush’s Oil Cronies Hijacked the War on Terrorism.
The book is to be published by WND in August. Here is some information
from the pre-order
Politics: How Bush’s Oil Cronies Hijacked the War on Terrorism
makes the unsettling case that the Bush administration, though
engaged in an unavoidable and moral war on terror, also tried
simultaneously to secure future energy production in the terrorists’
home turf and ended up compromising America’s national security
sounds like pretty exciting stuff, coming from a pro-war website.
I really have no idea, but it is quite possible that Paul Sperry
sees himself as a member of the "loyal opposition." Seen
from the White House, however, I suspect he would appear as a threat
to the war effort. The truth can be a dangerous thing these days,
and those who care for it tend to end up on the same side of the
fence as the libertarian Peace Party.
Batiste (send him mail)
lives in Sweden. His
website is ONE IS A CROWD.
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