For six years, since before the Iraq war began, peace activists in the upstate New York town of Potsdam have held a weekly vigil in front of the village post office. On Jan. 24, they gathered one last time. The group is going on “hiatus” to give President Barack Obama a chance to fulfill his campaign promise to bring the troops home from Iraq. (North Country Public Radio, Jan. 26)
Given that US air-strikes wiped out civilians in both Afghanistan and Pakistan since the inauguration, might not these hearty souls be jumping the gun a little?
See our last post on the anti-war effort.