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July 20, 2006

Letters To Sign

The new organization Just Foreign Policy has put together several worthwhile petitions on U.S. policy in the mideast:

Americans call for an immediate ceasefire in Lebanon

American Jews call for an immediate ceasefire in Lebanon

Americans call on the U.S. government to rule out a military attack on Iran

Americans call on Bush to rule out his planned Plasma Cannon assault on the moons of Jupiter

Okay, the last one is made up. But the rest are all well worth signing, as applicable. And as I think about it, the last one might be worth signing too just to be on the safe side.

Posted at July 20, 2006 07:44 PM | TrackBack

Thanks for the links Jonathan.

Posted by: rob payne at July 20, 2006 08:29 PM


I tried to be on the safe side by signing the last link to the moons of Jupiter, but all I got was a nice view of Uranus!

Posted by: americanintifada at July 20, 2006 11:56 PM

Hey, wasn't Ganymede Jupiter's lover? A new front in the kulturkampf! Just in time for mid-terms.

Posted by: Cal at July 21, 2006 04:46 AM

As the Allied general surrounded and outnumbered by the Nazi army at Bastogne said to the Nazi general who offered him the opportunity to surrender: NUTS!

Posted by: Jim at July 21, 2006 11:38 AM

Not to slight the intentions of these petitions but it's a stretch to call them "worthwhile". Petitions are easily stuffed with forged information; online versions ridiculously so. As for petitions in general -- who are they presented to, and do those people react in any meaningful way? Are those signatures given any weight whatsoever in Bush's, Olmert's, or the Lord High Chancellor Controller of the Plasma Cannon's minds?

They are tools used in assisting their signatories' feelings of "doing something", even if that something is actually nothing. Well, besides giving your personal information to

Posted by: Pyrrho at July 21, 2006 07:46 PM