Friday, March 17, 2006

Remembering an illegal war

This weekend is the third anniversary of the US's illegal invasion of Iraq, and the anniversary will be marked by peace protests across the country. In Auckland, people will be protesting outside the US Consulate in the Citybank building on Customs St East at noon on Saturday, just an hour before the Big pay Out. In Wellington, people will be marching from Midland Park to the US Consulate via Parliament, starting at noon. In Dunedin, they'll be starting from the Museum Reserve at 1pm. And in Christchurch, just to be different, they will be meeting at the Peace Circle in Cathedral Square at 7pm tonight. If you'd like to mark the anniversary and show your objection to the present occupation, then feel free to go along.


Maybe you could also show your opposition to the insurgency - those that are attempting to replace a democracy with a secular or religious dictatorship. Not as fashionable as demonstrating against the US but probably more pertinent to the current conflict.

"Illegal" war? This time do you appear to be saying this is a fact rather than an allegation.

Posted by Anonymous : 3/17/2006 07:27:00 AM

*sigh* thats because the only people who still believe the flim flam of lies that were used to justify this war live in the whitehouse or insane asylums.

Posted by Anonymous : 3/17/2006 08:54:00 AM

'Maybe you could also show your opposition to the insurgency'

Neil, you are making the tired, old, sweeping and baseless generalisation that disagreement with one position implies or proves approval of the opposite.

It is clear that the so-called insurgency is brutal and murderous but this in no way whatsoever mitigates or justifies the US invasion.

Considering that the US started the process that has led us to the current dismal situation in Iraq it is entirely appropriate to point the finger of blame at them first.

And yes, this war is completely "illegal" by every measure of international morality and law.

Posted by Anonymous : 3/17/2006 05:09:00 PM