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Perspectives on Bombing and Impeachment

DENIS HALLIDAY
The former head of the U.N.’s “oil-for-food” program, Halliday told the Institute for Public Accuracy on Friday afternoon: “The military strikes constitute a futile and short-run irrational action of desperate men.”
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GWENDOLYN MINK
A professor of politics at the University of California at Santa Cruz, Mink said: “If there is a right-wing conspiracy, Bill Clinton must be calling the shots. He’s turned feminists into defense attorneys for alleged sexual harassers. He’s turned people of color into defenders of a president whose crime and welfare policies hurt us. Now, he’s turned Democrats who have been cautious about war into supporters of unilateral bombings in the dead of night while children are sleeping.”
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JULES LOBEL
Professor of Constitutional and International Law at the University of Pittsburgh, Lobel said: “If the Republican majority were really worried about the rule of law, they would be asking why Clinton bombed Iraq without congressional and Security Council approval, as required by the Constitution and the U.N. Charter.”

BARBARA EHRENREICH
Author of the acclaimed “Blood Rites: Origins and History of the Passions of War,” Ehrenreich asks: “Why do people suspend their normal rational judgment when the shooting starts?”

BARBARA LUBIN
Lubin, executive director of the Middle East Children’s Alliance, said: “Our elected officials miss the point. There is a reason to impeach Bill Clinton and that’s for high crimes — the killing of innocent women and children in Iraq as we speak.”
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JEFF GUNTZEL
Guntzel traveled recently to Iraq with Voices in the Wilderness, a group opposing sanctions.
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HOWARD ZINN
The noted author of “A People’s History of the United States” said: “We’re impeaching Clinton for lying about his sex life. He’s told more important lies about why we’re bombing Iraq.”
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GORDON CLARK
Clark is executive director of PeaceAction, which is coordinating a national day of mourning and protests on Saturday.
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LAURIE KING-IRANI
Editor, Middle East Report
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For a time-line of U.S. statements about the sanctions on Iraq, see: www.accuracy.org/iraq

For more information, contact at the Institute for Public Accuracy: Sam Husseini, (202) 347-0020