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November 14, 2007

Americans And Iranians Say No To War

Here's something I can get behind:

President George W. Bush makes a statement to the press in Washington. President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad issues a letter from Tehran. But there is something missing from this debate: the voices of the people with the most to lose.

This is a campaign to bring the voices of Iranians and Americans into a discussion that is being dominated by extremists on both sides and bringing us closer to the unthinkable: nuclear war. Our leaders continue to rattle their sabers and spread fear, but we're ready to talk, and if they won't take that first step, we will take it for them. We've had enough. Enough posturing. Enough threats. Enough fear.

Our campaign begins with individuals willing to stand up and say no. This website will collect and display photos of people from the US and Iran (and other countries as well) holding up a hand in the universal symbol for "stop!"

These photos are the first step in what we hope will become an international campaign...Once we reach critical mass, we plan to hold actions to call on our leaders to sit down at the negotiating table. It’s time to put a stop to this dangerous cycle of threats and provocation and use diplomacy to avert this crisis. It’s our lives that are at stake.

That's from the organization Enough Fear. Check them out. This is exactly the kind of thing I hoped would fill in the "???" section of the diagram, reproduced below, from this old post.

On the same subject, here's notorious Islamofascist commie-symp Dwight Eisenhower:

I like to believe that people in the long run are going to do more to promote peace than our governments. Indeed, I think that people want peace so much that one of these days governments had better get out of the way and let them have it.

Posted at November 14, 2007 12:14 PM | TrackBack


I don't know if one phone line will suffice, but ...

Posted by: Steve at November 14, 2007 01:26 PM

What a neat diagram!

Wouldn't you wish there were a place on earth where all the people in your top balloons could get together and kill one another to their heart's content, and just leave everyone else alone.

Posted by: Bernard Chazelle at November 14, 2007 06:29 PM

Bernard Chazelle: Battle Zone---Mars.

Posted by: Mike Meyer at November 14, 2007 06:54 PM

funny how cindy hasn't won the nobel peace prize...

Posted by: sam at November 14, 2007 10:40 PM

funny how cindy hasn't won the nobel peace prize...

Posted by: sam at November 14, 2007 10:41 PM

Ok, done. Not as Ted, but whatever. Teds get a bad name too easily. Streleski, Kacszynski, etc.

The only reason I did it was because it's so futile that it's almost certain not to make a difference.

There's not even enough of us there to fill ONE Iranian Air Flight 655.

Posted by: Ted at November 15, 2007 08:12 AM