Anyone else getting repeatedly flown over by an airplane tonight?It must have flown over near my house almost 20 times now. Seems to be getting lower too. What's up with that?
I saw this at the movie theater in Lacey:
Join the National Guard - it's practically like being a race car driver or a rock star.
Whoa, whoa, whoa! Hold it right there!
- Actually, when you join the military, you will be trained to kill human beings.
While there are some similarities with race car driving, the truth is that it's very, very different.
On the eve of the Iraq War, retired Army Colonel Ann Wright resigned from the State Department, telling then-Sec. of State Colin Powell that without UN authorization the invasion and occupation would be a disaster. She was one of dozens of government insiders and active-duty military personnel who spoke out, leaked documents, resigned, or refused to deploy in protest of illegal government actions.
Col. Wright is one of the country's most prominent critics of the Iraq War and Bush's foreign policy. In her new book, Dissent: Voices of Conscience, Col. Wright and Susan Dixon tell the stories of these men and women. Peace Action is sponsoring her Puget Sound tour:
Col. Wright's Western Washington appearances: