20 March 2007

First Tuesday Topic

Think back four years ago, to when you first heard that the Iraq War had started.

Were you for or against the war at the time?

If you were for it, what has changed your mind over the last four years?

If you were against it, why were you against it?



At 20 March, 2007 02:32 , Coffee Messiah said...

Against it back in the 70s and even more so 4 years ago, knowing the history of the bush family.
Of course, profiteering due to war is the other reason, and that people die for no real reason.
History of the region, although I didn't know then as much as I do now.
America does not have the right to meddle in other countries, period!
Besides, we can't take care of our own people.

At 20 March, 2007 15:00 , Bluebear2 said...

Thanks for getting this thing rolling. I was happy to join and help your cause [our cause!]

At 20 March, 2007 16:15 , Tash said...

Just a comment on timing of the Tuesday Topic, mate. Being in a different time zone that then US, posting a post on your Topic on the Tuesday is going to be tricky.

Will end up being a Wednesday topic for people in my part of the world! (Australia)

I see you posted the Topic just after midnight your time (if Blogger time is right), which I guess ticks off Tuesday everywhere....Just a thought that I wanted to float with you....maybe you could give a heads up on the Topic on the Monday night your time?
That way you, too, could post on the actual Topic on the Tuesday. Just a thought!

Thanks for getting this started! Great idea! Should get people thinking more about ending the war...and who knows where that might lead!

At 20 March, 2007 17:16 , Chad Shue said...

As I posted here, today

"I remember so well that time in October, 2002 listening to the impassioned floor speeches about Saddam Hussein’s WMDs and the threat a “nuclear Iraq” posed to the world. I sat there glued to the television, thinking surely the Democrats will not allow this to happen; surely they will not vote to allow this administration to invade a country that had absolutely nothing to do with the attacks of 9-11; a country that has been living under economic sanctions; living under constant unfettered bombardment from US and UK warplanes since 1991..."

Over the ensuing years as, piece by piece, everything that the Bush regime has tried to put forward as to the reasons for invading, occupying, and remaining in Iraq have been proven so blatantly wrong, I have remained focussed on the effort to reverse the course. I am proud to be associated with this cause - One Million Blogs for Peace - and, especially the 217 Inblogurals.

Chad (The Left) Shue

At 20 March, 2007 19:38 , Storey Clayton said...

Good point, Tash... I'll try to post it earlier in future so it can hit everyone's Tuesday!

To everyone else, thanks for sharing your responses!

At 21 March, 2007 06:52 , Sarah said...

What a great idea ... wish I'd found this yesterday.

At 23 March, 2007 20:58 , supergirlest said...

hey, storey... just thinkingoutloud... i'm afraid that people may not think to check back in for the challenge. any way to send out an email of some sort? i've gone to check out quite a few of the other blogs listed, but only a handful posted on tuesday.

At 24 March, 2007 08:51 , Storey Clayton said...

It's probably true, Supergirlest, but I'm also concerned with a balance between information and being overbearing. I don't want to start spamming people just because they signed up!

I think that I will send out e-mails regarding the newly discussed Virtual Rallies and certainly the month-long challenges. But I think Tuesday Topics can be on an opt-in basis without a weekly e-mail.

If there's strong consensus otherwise, then I'll be happy to send out reminder e-mails. Maybe I'll post about this up top and call for feedback...

At 24 March, 2007 13:17 , supergirlest said...

storey - i hear ya! i know i wouldn't mind getting the topic delivered to my inbox. it's a worthy cause, methinks... i do understand your spam concerns, though.

thanks for organizing this!

At 25 March, 2007 07:31 , Red Valley said...

I am proud to honestly tell you today that was against the Iraq War since it was initially proposed in 2002. I remember Bush trying to sell this policy of "preemptive aggression." It never made sense to me. At the time, I was really questioning Bush's real intentions with his then-recent "axis of evil" speech. To me, it sounded like he was trying to use 9/11 as a springboard to sell imperialism in general as a public policy. Bush sold it as "And we will spread the peace." But preemptive means first-strike. To me, that sounded more like widening the war we were already in; a way of justifying arbitrary invasions to a public and a Congress that, at the time, were still reeling from 9/11 both literally and emotionally. This was a way for him to capitalize on that, I figured. Sure enough, history has since proven me right.


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