Thursday, May 26, 2005

French fries protester now opposes Iraq War

You'd have to be in the UK to see this story in the Guardian:

French fries protester regrets war jibe

It was a culinary rebuke that echoed around the world, heightening the sense of tension between Washington and Paris in the run-up to the invasion of Iraq. But now the US politician who led the campaign to change the name of french fries to "freedom fries" has turned against the war....

Although he voted for the war, he has since become one of its most vociferous opponents on Capitol Hill, where the hallway outside his office is lined with photographs of the "faces of the fallen".

"If we were given misinformation intentionally by people in this administration, to commit the authority to send boys, and in some instances girls, to go into Iraq, that is wrong," he told the newspaper. "Congress must be told the truth."

2 Comments:

At 5/26/2005 01:38:00 PM, Blogger Rob said...

That is too sweet. Have you heard of former Reagan Treasury official Paul Craig Roberts' call for Bush's impeachment?

 
At 5/26/2005 07:05:00 PM, Blogger Schroeder said...

Or salty...

I've read a couple Paul Craig Roberts articles in just the last few days - one about the fallacy of applying Ricardo's theory of comparative advantage at a time when capital can move anywhere.

Oh sure, they were both on Counterpunch.org

The other asked why, given the Downing Street Memo, Bush isn't now in "the Dock."

http://www.counterpunch.org/roberts05172005.html

http://www.counterpunch.org/roberts05192005.html

I'll check out that link you posted.

Thanks Rob.

 

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