NO to Ashcroft and Abu Ghraib, to pre-emptive wars and Patriot
Acts, to "smart bombs," lockdowns and midnight raids, to Rumsfeld's
leer and Cheney's sneer and Rice's lying eyes.
NO to razor-wire penned-in "protest zones," to FBI
knocks on the door, to infiltration, permit denials, fear campaigns, slanders,
threats and massive shows of force . . . all to stop a goddamn protest in the
As long as Kerry has to defend his war record, he will be battered by Bush and right-wing Viet Vets. Only if he embraces his years as a war resister and joins the majority of Americans in opposing the current war can he hope to recover and win in November.