Monday, October 7, 2002

We had a local [Asheville, NC] protest last night that I went to for a couple of hours. There was a representative from Not In Our Name, that helped organize it. We only had a few hundred there, but got some local media attention, so that was pretty good.


Letter To My Senators, Representative

Our country is facing a major crisis. Bush wants a blank check to do what he pleases without consultation with Congress, the UN, or our allies. The repercussions could be catastrophic.

War is always horrible. Beyond that, U.S. credibility as a moral leader would be shattered. We would set a pre- emptive strike precedent for petty dictators everywhere. We would alienate the entire Muslim world. Conflict in the Middle East, the root cause of Sept. 11 in the first place, would worsen.

Most Americans have little understanding of how astoundingly isolated we are becoming. Bush appears to some Americans like a courageous, go-it-alone leader. To most of the world, and to me, his strategy appears foolish, shortsighted and very dangerous.

It appears that Bush is set on war at any cost. In a democracy we have an obligation to speak up, no matter how powerless or cynical we may feel. The slim hope for a more rational and multi-lateral approach to Iraq lies with an uprising of American voices that say: "No war on Iraq without explicit UN backing."

Thanks for your consideration,


Asheville, NC

[Letter already made up for some petition. It reflects my viewpoints.]

This Blogburst is an effort started by Barry at to flood the appropriate officials with our "Say No To Iraq" messages. All the letters we sent/faxed/emailed will also be published on that site in the Open Letters section. If you haven't already done so, you'll find on the Amptoons site [under Resources on the right, "Stop the Rush to War"] many letters already composed and ready for you. Just add your name and click----and you've sent a letter to your senator! It couldn't be any simpler.



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It wasn't long after 9/11, September 11, 2001, that I began this website. I felt compelled to connect with other people around the globe. I had recently heard about "weblogs" or "blogs" and I dove right into I searched for others to connect with online and I found Ageless. It led to meeting many great friends to discuss events of the day. From then on it snowballed. Most importantly we offered one another support and friendship across the globe; finding that we were just a few keystrokes away.


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