Evidence the center is moving on Iraq

Michael Perelman michael at ecst.csuchico.edu
Mon Jul 21 16:18:27 MDT 2003

He is not a right winger, but a populist, who has served jail time and is
not sympathetic to the establishment.  Not a leftist either.

On Mon, Jul 21, 2003 at 03:06:54PM -0700, Eli Stephens wrote:
> Just caught Merle Haggard being interviewed by John Gibson on Faux News.
> Apparently he has a new song out called "What's the news?" which raises
> issues of what's happening  in Iraq, why are soldiers still dying when the
> "war is over", what was this all about, etc. Haggard is not exactly known as
> a left-winger; anything but. More like an ultra-patriot. After he commented
> about how Tony Blair was in trouble and might lose his job, Gibson said "But
> of course we're the ones whose President they came after, whose Congress and
> Pentagon they tried to attack, and who had 3000 people killed." To which
> Haggard replied: "What does that have to do with Iraq?" After Gibson
> sputtered  a reply, Haggard asked him, "If Iraq was responsible for 9/11,
> why did we go to war against Afghanistan?"
> When the Merle Haggard's of the world start to publicly express doubts,
> serious movement is going on on this issue.
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Michael Perelman
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California State University
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