View Full Version : More on Republican cutting-edge anti-war movement

06-07-2011, 09:25 PM
I've posted about this interesting coalition of peace activist Dems. (like Dennis Kucinich) and anti-interventionist Repubs. The news keeps getting more interesting, particularly as the prospect looms of anti-war Repubs challenging pro-war neo-cons and liberal interventionists in the upcoming Repub. party nomination debates.

Here's an article (http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/07/us/politics/07jones.html?_r=1) in the NYT on Walter Jones, conservative R from North Carolina who has, according to the Times, become a "liberal hero" and spokesperson for "the leading edge of a conservative movement to rein in American military power — a break from the muscular foreign policy of President George W. Bush" (and Mr. Obama, I'd add.):

They reflect a growing discontent within the Republican Party about the wars and a growing feeling that they don’t want to spend money on them anymore,” said John Isaacs, executive director of the Council for a Livable World, an advocacy group that promotes arms control. “They are military noninterventionists.”

Here's a nice quote from Walter: "When you talk about war, political parties don’t matter.” The article has several gems of quotes, so well worth the read.

Also, here is Ron Paul (http://original.antiwar.com/paul/2011/06/06/holding-the-president-accountable-on-libya/)on holding the administration accountable on Libya and Pat Buchanan on the "Return of the anti-interventionist right."

The times they are a'changin, President Obama; please heed the call
don't stand in the doorway; don't block up the hall.