[pjw] Reflection: 28 Years Ago

Peace and Justice Works pjw at pjw.info
Wed Jan 16 18:31:33 EST 2019

Iraq Affinity Group supporters

It is interesting to ponder today's historical significance after last 
month's general heralding of George HW Bush as a hero, rather than a war 
criminal. Here's a link to a good video from the Real News presenting the 
other side:


It was 28 years ago today when Bush, after using January 15 (Martin 
Luther King Jr.'s Birthday) as the deadline for Iraq to get out of 
Kuwait, launched a massive assault on the Iraqi people (known colloquially 
as the "Gulf War").

As is the tradition since the 2011 20th anniversary, I have updated the 
sign in our front window to reflect another year passing. The sign itself 
is getting more and more deteriorated, a reflection of America's 
collective memory and the ongoing harm to the people of Iraq.


At our meeting on Monday we firmed up plans for a March event to mark 16 
years since the 2003 invasion of Iraq, we will have a formal announcement 
out within the next week or so.

dan h
peace and justice works iraq affinity group

PS Thanks to Betty for the video link.

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