As the brutality of the military State of Israel continues to wage its unmerciful oppression against international peace workers AND the people of the Occupied Territories, young Israeli conscientious objectors wage their own courageous battle against the IDF.
Iraqi Technicians sometimes flatly disavowed the truth. In one instance, a UN inspector had to reprimand a worker in a university lab who refused to acknowledge possession of a strain of anthrax that was found by the inspectors (the strain could be used only for making a vaccine, not a bioweapon).
The Pit Stop Ploughshares Community in Ireland received a full pardon from "acting" President Martin Sheen on May 23, 2003 just in case the Irish government does not grant the peace activists a fair trial.
Chris Edwards, director of fiscal policy at the libertarian Cato Institute defended Bush's tax cuts, "though the lower income earners pay a high burden in payroll tax for social security and Medicare, they get a higher proportion of their wages in retirement benefits than do the wealthy"