Thomas F. Barton, G. I. Special
Statement On Behalf Of Pace Students:
As U.S. troops die in Iraq, in a futile effort to maintain a military dictatorship imposed on that nation by Democratic Party and Republican Party Imperial politicians in Washington DC, it is hardly surprising that efforts are made here in the United States to harass and torment people standing up for liberty, whether that of Americans here, or the national liberties of Iraqis to resist and defeat foreign Imperial occupation.
These students were right to stand up to the pretenses of Clinton to be some kind of statesman. The sanctions imposed on Iraq by the UN, and executed by the Clinton regime, slaughtered more Iraqis than the invasion has done.
Instead of these students facing disciplinary action, it is Clinton who should be on trail for mass murder.
It is elementary that their defense is nothing less than the defense of what democratic rights the Imperial politicians, and their police and academic servants, have not yet succeeded in abolishing.
How obscene that these students should face punishment for heckling the speaker, a practice that is considered a democratic right by even the pro-war Parliament of Great Britain.
Even more obscene, the Imperial politicians pretend our troops have been sent to Iraq to defend freedom, at the same time attacking our freedoms while the troops’ backs are turned.
Our soldiers have declared against this war, as recent polls now show. When they come home, they will have something to say to those who would destroy the liberties of Americans, and much to do about it.
Until they come home, we must fight back against these enemies domestic as best we can, with what resources we have. That is how to support the troops.
Thomas F. Barton,
GI Special Newsletter