Make Love Not War

On September 25th, the ADL took out a full-page ad in the New York Times raising alarms about Iran’s nuclear program. Back in March, the Jewish Council for Public Affairs, umbrella for more than 100 Jewish organizations, passed a resolution calling for “stepping up pressure on Iran to halt its nuclear weapons program” — and the American Jewish Congress, a JCPA constituent, went a step further by advocating that “military action” against Iran “be considered.” Not one of these groups has mustered an ad or resolution in opposition to the war in Iraq; instead, they seem to be bucking for another “adventure.”

Gevald! Ahmadinejad (cursed be his name! if only we could pronounce it!) is not the only dangerous fool playing in this game, it seems. So here's one response. Click on the six images below to enlarge them for reading. And please don't report me to any UnAmerican Committees.

The photos were taken by Bob Cartwright, who spent 16 days in Iran recently with Global Exchange. The narrative is mine (and so are the warplanes). Bob is a math teacher in New Jersey who spends his summers traveling in a vain attempt to get away from the class struggle. He is grateful that the U.S. didn't bomb Iran, try to restore the Shah to the Peacock Throne, or finance any overt wars against Iran, during his visit there.


Blogger Ivanushka Groznyj said...

o sadness. having grown up, in part, surrounded by Persian culture, I can think of a few choice Farsiisms for Mssrs. Foxman & Bush & their respective companies. you know, Ahmadinejad sure sounds crazy sometimes (no gay folks in Iran? not even one? & where did I hear otherwise!?!), but I'm not entirely convinced he's crazier in any objective way than the fanged idiots running the show in the USA right now (nor that his demographic analysis of his own constituency is necessarily any odder than ol' GWB's). & he's building ties with Putin (who, I promise, is crazy exactly in the manner of a fox), Chavez (who, while he seems to bubble a little close to the brim sometimes, is hard not to like, at least for me & a lot of people I know), so talking to him like a child, given the nuclear/petroleum state of affairs on earth right now, is possibly not the best idea.
Then again, I've been unfavorably compared with his boss in the very pages of Jewish Currents, perhaps my sympathies are closer to the surface than I think.

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