Dr. Drew's Infrequent Blog

06 June 2006

Voters for Peace (Let's End this War)

I was pleased to see Hawaii's Representative Abercrombie recognized on www.votersforpeace.us. They have a fine pledge:

"I will not vote for or support any candidate for Congress or President who does not make a speedy end to the war in Iraq, and preventing any future war of aggression, a public position in his or her campaign."

Feel free to join me on this pledge.

I'm disgusted by Bush's last attempt to distract voters from their anger over the war and his other failures by again targeting gays and lesbians with the same sex marriage Amendment. Doing this exactly six months before the congressional elections shows how opportunistic this discriminatory bill is.

From the opposite extreme of the moral compass, I was impressed by a front-page article in this morning's Honolulu Advertiser. A Hawaii-born officer, 1st Lt. Ehren Watada has said that he will refuse to fight in Iraq because the war is "an illegal and immoral war against people who did nothing to deserve our aggression." I fear the Pentagon will really attack him since he is not seeking conscientious objector status, but rather is an officer who is taking a very brave moral position on this issue of just war. I suppose that the very least we can do is sign this pledge and try to end this war. Too many people are dying for a policy that was based on lies, against our interests, and is immoral.

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