Blog: Hope in the Face of War
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Date:   5/21/2005 12:05:38 PM   ( 14 y ) ... viewed 1564 times

An Open Letter
New Years Day, 2005

The war drags on. Fallujah has been destroyed in order to save it, shades of Vietnam. A man who presented the argument in favor of ignoring the Geneva accords, a man who would authorize torture, is now our Attorney General. More than 100,000 Iraqi civilians dead, many times more wounded, homeless… And American soldiers who have served their tours of duty are being post facto drafted to remain in combat.     MORE >>>

"Stopping by the Prosaic on an Autumn Day": New York Times op-ed by Francis X. Cline, on poet laureate Ted Kooser (11/12/04): "...[Kooser] writes long-term of mankind, political and not, as one of many skeletons down at your local bone museum.... That covers far more than electoral disappointment, and Mr. Kooser arrives with a far more exotic work ethic than the typical talking head." Read the full opinion

As of October 28, the most thorough independent study conducted to date reported a conservative estimate of 100,000 Iraqi civilians dead, directly attributable to the U.S.-led invasion. This preceded the November Fallujah initiative. Still missing are reliable numbers for U.S. soldiers, dead and wounded, and helpers. See the October story

An uncensored report from Baghdad, as told by WSJ journalist Farnaz Fassihi in a 9/29 e-mail to friends: Iraq report (9/29). For her 8/18 report from Afghanistan, click here: Farnaz's Afghanistan report 

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Poets for Peace - 100 Poets Against the War - UK Poets Against the War
Chicago Poetry - United Poets - Peace Poetry Award - Poesia Salvaje - Poets Union, Aus Poetes Contre la Guerre - Dialogue Through Poetry - Oregon Poets Against the War Circulars - DC Poets Against the War - Poesito Contro la Guerra - Voices in Wartime

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