Monthly Archives: January 2007

Kirstein Remarks at Lt Watada Event. Carolyn Ho, Mother of Hero, Also Spoke.

Peter Neil Kirstein “Putting the Iraq War on Trial: The Lt Watada Case” Jan 31, 2007, Wednesday, Chicago, Illinois When President Bush announced the beginning of the Iraq War on March 19, 2003, he claimed his war aims were to … Continue reading

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Professor Kirstein to Appear with Carolyn Ho, Lt Watada’s Mother, This Evening

‘Putting the Iraq War on Trial: The Lt. Watada Case’ Wednesday, January 31, 7 to 9 p.m. McGuire Hall Carolyn Ho, mother of Army 1st Lt. Ehren Watada, will be one of the featured speakers at “Putting the Iraq War … Continue reading

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Senator Hillary Clinton’s Explanation of Iraq Prowar Position

The senator from New York voted “with conviction” to authorise the president to go to war on October 11, 2002. She did so with the near certain knowledge that the president was indeed planning to invade Iraq. The junior senator … Continue reading

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Senator Clinton’s War [in part]: 115 Illinois Military Personnel killed in Iraq War- – The Latest was Petty Officer Jennifer A Valdivia

Support the troops and end this carnage! This senseless war!! Senator Hillary Clinton supported this war and showed a critical lack of judgment and talent in assessing national security and global issues. She continues to resist calls for troop withdrawal … Continue reading

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America’s Finest Protest the War: Active Duty, Reservists and Lt Watada’s Father

In Washington D.C. active duty, Iraqi veterans and Lt Watada’s father joined tens of thousands of protesters: New York Times, January 27, 2007 Excerpts: Tassi McKee, from Bastrop, La. who said she was a staff sergeant in the Air Force, … Continue reading

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Lt Watada’s Mother to Speak at S.X.U., Jan 31. Hear his brilliant interview on N.P.R.

The courageous lieutenant and his counsel, Eric Seitz, were interviewed yesterday on National Public Radio. This is the link to the hero’s intelligent, articulate and impressive defence of his decision not to deploy to Iraq. The link takes you to … Continue reading

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Reader Defends Professor Kirstein from Ad Hominem Attacks

An intelligent reader wrote this after a variety of exchanges between myself and the thunder of the right in the Daily Southtown. January 14, 2007 In Another Take on Jan. 10, Professor Peter Kirstein responded to those who criticized his … Continue reading

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{Updated} Text: Senate Foreign Relations Committee Anti-surge Iraq Resolution: 12-9 Voted “Aye.”

The resolution passed the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on January 24, 2007. The courageous Chuck Hagel, Republican of Nebraska, was the only Republican to vote for it. Contrast his morality and independence with that of Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, who … Continue reading

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Back to Vietnam: Congress’s Challenge of Presidential Power and Senator Clinton, Democrat of New York

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee passed today a non-binding resolution opposing Mr Bush’s escalation of the imperial war in Iraq. Non-binding means it is not legally incumbent on the Chief Executive to comply. Of course no resolution could be binding … Continue reading

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Chomsky, Cole, Falk, Khalidi, Wallerstein, Zinn et al. Denounce Ward Churchill Persecution for Anti-war Beliefs and Patriotic Incorrectness

An Open Letter Calling on the University of Colorado at Boulder to Reverse its Decision to Dismiss Professor Ward Churchill The militarist reflex to rely on the war option for post-9/11 security is daily proving itself disastrously dysfunctional, and as … Continue reading

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War Hero 1st Lieutenant Watada’s Mother’s, Carolyn Ho, Chicagoland Speaking Tour

Thank You Lt. Ehren Watada Speaking Tour A mother’s voice: Carolyn Ho, mother of Lt. Ehren Watada, on mini speaking tour of the US “When I first heard of Ehren’s decision to be the first American Army officer to refuse … Continue reading

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Lt Watada Not Allowed to Put Iraq War on Trial:

Lt. Watada is scheduled to go on trial at Fort Lewis, Washington on February 5. He will face two years imprisonment for “missing movement,” and four additional years imprisonment – one for each count of “conduct unbecoming an officer” – … Continue reading

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War Resister Lieutenant Ehren Watada’s Mom, Carolyn Ho, to Speak at St Xavier, Jan. 31, 2007

Date: January 31, 2007 Wednesday Time: 7:00-9:00 C.S.T. Venue: St Xavier University’s McGuire Hall, in Chicago, Illinois Name of Programme: “Putting the Iraq War on Trial: The Lt Watada Case.” Speakers: Carolyn Ho Dion McGill SXU student and member Illinois … Continue reading

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“Saint Xavier Prof Answers Critics” on Iraq and Academic Freedom

I was recently quoted on New Year’s Eve on the Iraq war in Chicago’s Daily Southtown: Peter N. Kirstein, Saint Xavier University history professor: “2007 will be a good year if all American troops are withdrawn from Iraq and a … Continue reading

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Historians Against the War Antiwar Resolution Adopted at A.H.A. Also Comment on Speech Codes Resolution.

A Dove The Historians Against the War presented an antiwar resolution on Iraq at the 2007 annual meeting of the American Historical Association. The resolution was adopted on Saturday, January 6, 2007 at the Business Meeting of the A.H.A. in … Continue reading

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The Principal Ethical Crime of President Saddam Hussein’s Lynching is Ignored.

President Saddam Hussein was executed by the United States on Saturday, December 30, 2006, because of his race, because of his religion and because of his defiance of America. In recent days I have been appalled that the emphasis has … Continue reading

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