"This is going to be an ugly, unnecessary fight. Most of the world is saying 'no' to it,"
--Rev. Jesse Jackson
"Let us resist this war," "Let us hate war in all its forms, whether the weapon used is a missile or an airplane."
government itself is run exactly like The
"Condoleezza Rice wants us to believe that one of the reasons for invading Iraq is to save the poor Iraqi people who are being persecuted by Saddam Hussein."
hate Bush,” “I despise him and his entire
administration” and that “what Bush intends to do
with Iraq is unconstitutional, immoral and illegal.”
"It is an embarrassing time to be an American. It
really is. It's humiliating.”
"America has never paid any attention to other people,
so it's absurd for Bush to say that it's all in the best interests of the Iraqi people.”
“Just so you know, we're ashamed the president of the United States is from Texas.”
-- Natalie Maines (Dixie Chicks)
the dogs of war slouch towards Baghdad, we need to be
reminded that as many as two million refugees could
become a reality ... this is from the United Nations
... as well as half a million fatalities, that is,
deaths or injury from the war.”
there's going to be blood on the hands of the United
States, whether some people feel it's justified or not,
that blood is going to be on my hands, too. And I'm
determined that it's not going to be invisible
must be good to be in Germany and France, because I have
completely forgotten what it is like to be proud of your
Sir or Madam:
Is it enough for Hollywood's anti-war leaders to
suddenly go silent?
I think not.
In the last few months, no group of individuals
has been more outspoken about the war than
Hollywood celebrities. Mike Farrell, Susan
Sarandon, Martin Sheen, Ed Asner, and dozens of
other celebrities have used their status to
question the war effort. However, since the war
began, these same celebrities have largely faded
from view - at precisely the time when America
needs them the most!
With our sons and daughters shedding their blood
for our freedoms, it's time for all Americans -
including Hollywood leaders - to put aside their
differences and stand united.
Fortunately, many citizens are doing just that. I
have supported an effort by a grassroots
organization called Grassfire.net to urge
Hollywood to vocally support the troops. This
group has placed a giant billboard perched over
the Hollywood Walk Of Fame that says to Holly wood
leaders, "America Needs You."
Grassfire.net has also helped place "Support
Our Troops" yard signs in over 5,000
communities across the country.
Why can't Hollywood do the same?
Historically, Hollywood has played a "larger
than life" role in the battles of our past.
Many celebrated stars such as Jimmy Stewart and
Clark Gable, served bravely, while others
heroically entertained the troops through USO
tours. We the fans of Hollywood urge them to once
again use their incredible resources for purposes
that unite America.
Hollywood, America needs you! It's not political
anymore. It's personal, and America needs you to
answer the call to duty.
Ms. Maria Sanchez
Note: The above open letter was forwarded to me via
email. It says everything I wanted to say, but better!