Whoa… here’s an eye opening poster displayed in the Newtown section of Sydney, Australia. Hat tip – Romeo Mike’s.
The poster reads:
“As the US government prepares new wars with its threats to Iran, what are the prospects for struggle against the US war machine both within Iraq, and with the international anti-war movement?”
The sad part is, I could easily imagine this on a pole in Dupont Circle ahead of some nutty anti-war rally in DC this spring. The anti-war crowd is afraid of US power because they don’t believe in democracy. Their factions either believe in anarchy or at its seemingly polar opposite — rule by a strong central government (communism/dictatorship).
It is too bad that President Bush and John Howard have to fight the forces of evil within their own nations as well as enemies abroad.
UPDATE: Meantime, in Beirut yesterday…
Unlike the Hezbollah demonstrators with their chants of “Death to America,” many in the crowd were friendly to Americans. “Thank’s Free World,” (sic) said one poster, held high by a woman in a bright red jacket, Rawya Okal, who told me: “We thank Mr. Bush for his position.” Overhearing this in the throng, a middle-aged man in a green baseball cap, Louis Nahanna, leaned over to say, “We love the American people” – adding, “Please don’t let Bush forget us. Your support is very important.”
Asking more people what they thought of Americans turned up the same refrain. From a young driver, Fadi Mrad, came the message: “We want to change. We need freedom. Please don’t let Bush forget us.” From a group of young men came not only the message “Our hope is America,” and “We believe in democracy in the Middle East,” but also praise for Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz. There was also an invitation from one of them, young Edgard Baradhy, for his heroine, Ms. Rice, to come to Beirut “and I am ready to take her for coffee.”
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