[thechat] Human Shields

Erika Meyer erika at seastorm.com
Tue Feb 11 18:12:01 CST 2003

I have no particular opinion... it isn't an activity *I* would
voluntarily engage in...

 From the Portland Mercury column "One Day at a Time":


Here's an idea! How would you like to volunteer to fly to Iraq and
become a volunteer human shield for Saddam Hussein? C'mon! It's fun,
and everybody's doing it! Okay maybe not everybody. But according to
Reuters, the organization known as "We the People" are shipping 50
anti-war mongers off this weekend to act as "human shields" in
Baghdad in case of a war against Iraq. Organizer Ken Nichols paints a
vivid picture of the Bush Administration's possible reaction to the
group's efforts: "The potential for white Western body parts flying
around with the Iraqi ones should make them think again about this
imperialist oil war." Should anyone tell this guy that if there's one
group other than the Portland Mercury that wouldn't mind seeing
hippies getting blown away en masse, it's the Bush administration?
Didn't think so.



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