Sunday, May 21, 2006

"We were all wrong!" Not so fast

In "Surprise interview," Mike and C.I. discussed the fact that, despite the media, we weren't all wrong about the case for war with Iraq. It was noted that a feature should be done on that, one that would just list the names of some who weren't all wrong. That's a project, not a feature. So what we plan to do is note ten who weren't wrong, ten who didn't drink the Kool-Aid, as often as possible and, at some point, pull them all together for a listing. We doubt we can get a full listing even with readers suggesting inclusions, but we hope to provide enough by the end to demonstrate that "We were all wrong!" is a lousy excuse that a lazy media is hiding behind.

Here's our first ten.

1) Janeane Garofalo, actress, comedian, co-host of Air America's The Majority Report, author
2) Amy Goodman, host of Democracy Now!, author
3) Laura Flanders, host of Air America's RadioNation with Laura Flanders, journalist, author
4) Naomi Klein, journalist, author
5) Arundahti Roy, author, speaker
6) Alice Walker, author, poet, essayist
7) Dr. Helen Caldicott
8) Maxine Hong Kingston, poet, author
9) Medea Benjamin, co-founder of CODEPINK and founding director of Global Exchange
10) Ani DiFranco, singer, musician, songwriter, producer

Maybe you noticed something about the above list? They're all women.

Guess what? There area lot more women as well who spoke out against the war before it started. But recently a lisping scold made his own list and despite exceeding the limit he'd set (by noting runner ups), he couldn't find one woman worthy of noting.

For that reason, we've made the first list one devoted to ten strong women (and there are many more strong women) who spoke against the war. These are ten voices that reached us and came to our mind quickly. If there's some that spoke to you feel free to e-mail and we'll see if they fit the criteria. (Hint, Pat Buchanan was against the war in Iraq. He is, however, not of the left. So he and others like him will not be noted here. We're a site for the left.)
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