The Corner

In The Antiwar Tank

Liberal Washington Post reporter Evelyn Nieves writes the “peace” movement is plotting to re-emerge, and she’s making a case for them: “In a way, the antiwar groups’ task is easier than it was before the U.S. invasion, when the idea of then-Iraqi President Saddam Hussein attacking the United States with weapons of mass destruction convinced many people that a preemptive strike was necessary. Polls show that support for the war has eroded as its cost in lives, the economy and the social fabric of communities throughout the nation has climbed.” But if you weren’t a liberal reporter, you might see that in a way, the “peace” movement now looks like an “anti-democracy” movement. You might see that since Bush was re-elected, in a way the “peace” movement alienates people through their ideological insistence that anywhere U.S. military policy goes, only disaster follows. No critic of the “peace” movement makes the story. Shocker.

PS: To get the real flava of the current “peace” organizing with its radical-left talk of American “empire” and “killing machines,” see here.

Tim GrahamTim Graham is Director of Media Analysis at the Media Research Center, where he began in 1989, and has served there with the exception of 2001 and 2002, when served ...