Vermont townships reject Iraq war

A resolution calling for troop withdrawal from Iraq was put before Vermont town meetings March 1 as a result of a statewide campaign by anti-war activists. By the following night, the resolution had been approved by 38 towns of the 50 in which it went to a vote. (Times-Argus, March 2) National Guardsmen from 200 of Vermont’s 251 townships have been sent to Iraq, and statistics indicate that active servicemembers from Vermont have been killed in Iraq at a higher per capita rate than in any other state. (CSM, Feb. 28)