Everyday at Camp Casey we have a couple of anti-peace people on the other side of the road holding up signs that remind me that "Freedom isn't Free" but I don't see them putting their money where their mouths are. I don't think they are willing to pay even a small down payment for freedom by sacrificing their own blood or the flesh of their children. I still challenge them to go to Iraq and let another soldier come home. Perhaps a soldier that is on his/her third tour of duty, or one that has been stop-lossed after serving his/her country nobly and selflessly, only to be held hostage in Iraq by power mad hypocrites who have a long history of avoiding putting their own skin in the game.Ministry of Propaganda: In addition to Bush's on-air efforts, the White House has just hired Karen Hughes as Undersecretary of Public Diplomacy, who will be charged with setting up "rapid response" teams to counter bad news and defend administration policies around the globe.
The president has begun a five-day media blitz to re-sell the war in Iraq. Meanwhile, Cindy Sheehan observes that, while pro-peace activists are turning out in droves, both in Crawford and at vigils and demonstrations nationwide, the pro-war side hasn't grown. She writes:
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