The historian of U.S. society, author of A People's History of the United States, offers these thoughts in the May issue of the Progessive Magazine. (Text not online.)
With Congress passing a toothless supplemental funding bill for the Iraq war with some "suggested" goals, the peace movement has some yelling to do. That's realism for a peace movement. Our protest is our best way to implant spines in Congresscritters among whom they are lacking -- and to encourage the considerable number of Congress types who know perfectly well the war is "lost," but fear pointing out the empire has no clothes.