Stretcher asks: “How do you imagine your life might change if the United States attacks Iraq?”
Margaret Crane: Since I am neither a member of the American military nor a resident of Iraq, I’m sure I will be, relatively speaking, fine. I’ll probably miss my civil liberties at first, but as time goes by I imagine I’ll adapt to life without them… What’s with this question, anyway? It’s so passive…so “all about me.” I’d rather not assume that war is a done deal. This might be a good point in time to think in terms of dissent. Following are some on-line resources: Congressional Contact Information, National Network To End War Against Iraq, the Friends Service Committee petition, and a schedule of protests and events, “United For Peace,” sponsored by Global Exchange. The text of an interview with Nelson Mandela includes comments on US foreign policy on Iraq. And The Nation has special antiwar pages with more resources on the site. You can also contact the Iraq Speakers Bureau sponsored by the Education for Peace in Iraq Center.