March 20, 2003


I spent a lot of time last night trying to figure out what response I could make as someone who was against this war.

I still think this war is misguided. Before it started, I could hold out some hope that the weight of world public opinion might stop or delay military action. Now that we are committed, I can't conceive of the Bush administration ending these hostilities without having something they can call a victory.

So my hopes are now that the war will be resolved quickly with minimal casualties on either side.

My energies, I now direct towards reforming my government which has somehow come to believe that it is the final arbiter of where and when military force should be applied in the world.

The best statement I've been able to find so far is's Citizen's Declaration which reads:


As a US-led invasion of Iraq begins,we, the undersigned citizens of many countries, reaffirm our commitment to addressing international conflicts through the rule of law and the United Nations.

By joining together across countries and continents, we have emerged as a new force for peace. As we grieve for the victims of this war, we pledge to redouble our efforts to put an end to the Bush Administration's doctrine of pre-emptive attack and the reckless use of military power.

Follow the link above to add your name.

Posted by jeffy at March 20, 2003 03:16 PM