Anti-War Zealots Switch Tactics

They went from terrorist-sympathizing; to America bashing; to exploiting the deaths of American troops; to pretending they cared for the well being of the military... so what’s left to exploit?

Well, you can’t be a full-fledged anti-war zealot without adding a little irony into the mix:

KANSAS CITY, Missouri (Reuters) - First they tried lines of empty boots, then ribbons bearing the names of the more than 3,000 dead U.S. soldiers. Now anti-war protesters are trying a fresh tactic: appealing to American worries about their wallets.

Proclaiming that one day of the Iraq War costs $720 million, or $500,000 a minute, the Quaker pacifist group American Friends Service Committee is taking the money-focused message to a dozen U.S. cities in a series of seven-foot (more-than-one-meter) banners.

The banners stress what could be bought with the war dollars: one banner says that the tax funds spent in Iraq each day could pay for 84 new elementary schools, while another says it could pay for health care for more than 163,000 people.


A variety of anti-war groups are displaying the banners on downtown street corners, festivals and at campaign stops around the country.

At first it was "no blood for oil". Which, I assume, meant that bloodshed for the betterment of our economic and future prosperity was unacceptable (even though cheaper gas and oil would in turn lower building costs and power usage for educational developments). But now it seems the carnage that would undoubtedly come about by our immediate withdrawal from Iraq would be acceptable because we could build a few schools.

No blood for oil. But mass slaughter for schools.