Media Mouse on 9/11 Families Organizing against Afghanistan Escalation

The following is an excerpt from the Media Mouse blog posting by Ed Cutlip, "9/11 Families Organizing against the Escalation of the Afghanistan War"

Over the past seven years of war, we’ve frequently heard the argument that Afghanistan is the "right" war as opposed to the "wrong" war in Afghanistan, that the terrorists who attacked and are planning future attacks are in Afghanistan. Even from liberals, progressives, and Democrats it is a common refrain and many see the Afghanistan War as justified even as public opposition grows.

However, September Eleventh Families for Peaceful Tomorrows–albeit not representative of all 9/11 families–offers an interesting challenge to this argument. The group not only opposed the initial attack, but has consistently organized against the Afghanistan War since 2001. All along they have opposed the use of the tragedy–and their grief–to fuel more death and suffering.

Read the full blog entry at: www.mediamouse.org/news/2009/04/911-families-afghanistan-war.php

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