Wednesday, 14 October 2009
Iraq to Afghanistan: stopping the drive for endless war
There's a powerful account from The Guardian of the meeting between over 20 relatives of British soldiers killed in Iraq and Sir John Chilcott, chair of the Iraq inquiry, and other inquiry committee members. It won't make comfortable reading for Tony Blair.
The anger felt by so many people at the invasion of Iraq is, increasingly, being seen also in public reaction to the escalating military occupation of Afghanistan. This article from the US reveals the direction 'Peace President' Obama is going in: yet another huge increase in troop deployments.
This is one more - particularly important - reason why the national demonstration in 10 days time is so urgent and necessary. There are many encouraging examples of how the movement is organising, for instance HERE and HERE.
Picture: Duncan Brown