I can see both sides of that. On the one hand, I find it outrageous that they just struck their statement and didn't issue a correction. On the other hand, it does require a correction.
I do agree though that at least they ditched it quickly before any more damage could be done. It's a tough call.
Staying on the topic of peace, this is a video from Fort Hood Disobeys:
I know not everyone can stream. C.I. covered a lot of the blockade in yesterday's "Iraq snapshot" and I'll set it off with lines.
The Fort Hood Disobeys group clambered down from a highway overpass where supporters held banners and signs. Holding banners that said, "Occupation is a Crime" and "Please Don't Make the Same Mistake We Did. RESIST NOW," the protesters spread across Clarke Road. Police with automatic weapons and dogs beat them out of the roadway. They were not arrested.
Crystal Colon: Because I think it's time that people do something about these wars. I don't feel like there's enough support for the wars in the American population. But there aren't enough people actually getting out there and doing something about it, trying to stop it. And I want to be one of the people that goes out there and says, you know, "This is exactly what I think, this is how I feel about this and I am going to try and stop you from doing this anyway I possibly can. I came out to Under The Hood -- I've been here since June for two months just organizing around Fort Hood, doing all the protests that we've done, like the one at the East Gate and the Col Allen banner that we made specifically for the 3rd ACR. I just really want these soldiers to know that this is not something that they have to do because I know if someone would have done this for me when I was in, I wouldn't have gone back a second time. I probably wouldn't have gone the first time if someone would have done this for me back in '06. So I really just want soldiers to know there's support for them out there, that what they're feeling -- If they're feeling like this is not what they want to do, this is against their moral values and it's against their feelings and they feel like this is not the right thing for them to do, we are there to support them and that's what I want them to see.
That's the snapshot. The activists did a really great and brave thing and let's do our part by getting the word out on their action. I find it inspiring and I'm sure others will as well.
"Iraq snapshot" (The Common Ills):