Some folks in Hampton Roads are familiar with one of the anti war activists. Kathy Kelley (who made an appearnace recently at the Naro) was arrested. Kelley, the co-director for VCNV, stated, “We’re very respectful of the Iowa caucus process and the long history behind it but we feel quite strongly that the issues of this war must be inserted into the process of narrowing down the candidates for the presidential election.” (Source)
Eight members of Iowa Occupation Project and Voices for Creative Nonviolence wanted to know how Huckabee rationalized his Christian background with his support for the war in Iraq:I guess Huckabee wasn't much interested in giving an answer because he had them arrested.
Eight members of the Iowa Occupation Project and Voices for Creative Nonviolence arrived at Huckabee’s Locust St. campaign office early Monday afternoon, waiting for the former Arkansas governor’s reply to a letter delivered two months ago that sought his pledge to completely withdraw from Iraq within 100 days of assuming office; halt all military actions against Iraq and Iran; fund the rebuilding of Iraq as well as health, education and infrastructure needs in the U.S.; and “…the highest quality health care, education and jobs training benefits for veterans of our country’s Armed Services.”
The people of this country want to know what positions all of the candidates have on the Iraq War and the question of withdrawal. It appears that Dennis Kucinich (D) and Ron Paul (R) are the only candidate who willing to discuss the Iraq War. These are the two candidates that the other contenders (and the corporate interests and their media) are blocking from participating in the debates. The American people deserve more than "public relations and marketing" tv spots that are presented as presidential debates.