Ithaca Blog

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Protest in DC: As Often, With As Many, As It Takes

We don't know how many people are at the anti-war rally in DC right now, with no comprehensive coverage of it on line yet.

We were surprised to see no mention of the rally at all in the Washington Post.

There are at least 100 Ithacans there. We congratulate and thank Nevin Sabet and her colleagues who organized bus and van transportation there from Ithaca.

The message for President Obama is clear: stop the war. Today it is loud and clear, we hope.

Every three days, Americans numbering more than the population of Ithaca lose their jobs. In the same three day span, the U.S. spends $2.5 billion on this war, now in its seventh year.

Now - right now - is the time for Mr. Obama to use his considerable talents and authority to end the war. Nothing else is as important. Only two months into his tenure, he is receiving that message. Let's hope he is also getting it.

Steve Burke
for Ithaca Blog

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