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Anti-war sentiment growing even among military families
(Jules Crittenden, Boston Herald, April 18, 2004)
As polls show support for President Bush's Iraq policy dropping, military families are becoming more vocal in questioning the war. A Newsweek poll last week found 51 percent of Americans now disapprove of Bush's handling of Iraq. A Time/CNN poll had the same result, but also found that 53 percent still think Bush was right to take America to war in Iraq, while 41 percent say he was wrong. Miriam Palacios of Roxbury, cousin of slain G.I. Gabriel Palacios, spoke out at an anti-war protest Friday. She said yesterday she changed her mind about the war in December, after her cousin's home leave. He was killed in January. "He didn't want to talk about the war,'' she said. "Once he left, we felt different. It looked like we weren't trying to help the Iraqis. We were trying to control them.'' Meanwhile, the families of New Hampshire reservists said they plan to go to Washington, D.C., to protest another extension, 17 months into their deployment. Catherine Maynard said she supports the war but thinks her son has done his share. "They are war-weary. They are tired. I don't know how they can send them back. I'm sure if the president knew of the extensions, he'd send them home. I don't think he's getting all the information."
*******News Flash, Darlin' - Little Bush knows about the extensions. He approved them and as long as one of his offspring is not one of them, he don't care. They are low-paid cannon-fodder, protecting American corporate interests. When you stop believing that Bush has any interest in your sons and daughters welfare, we can put this country back to where we can honestly be proud to call ourselves Americans. And btw, Kerry is not going to be any better - perhaps a little more honest but not better as the majority of politicians today come from the same mold.*******
posted by An Old Curmudgeon 11:53 AM