Yay for war

Pro-war activists who support the war in Iraq. Chickenhawks who believe in “freedom and democracy” in the Middle East. Conservatives who label anti-war opponents as “communists.” Sound familiar?

Australia, and indeed the world, is full of these people. The Nation investigates the movement in America:

“Conservative campus groups like YAF and College Republicans are growing in strength and numbers. And since the start of the Iraq War, these outfits have stood shoulder-to-shoulder with Bush to support the war, but they have not stood alongside the soldiers doing the actual fighting and dying. They want someone else to do the hard work.”

Sounds like the vast majority of American, British and Australian politicians who are more than willing to send young men and women into an illegal and immoral war.

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