"I'm what the world considers to be a phenomenally successful man. And I've failed much more than I've succeeded. And each time I fail, I get my people together, and I say, "Where are we going?" And it starts to get better." - Calvin Trager
Friday, September 15, 2006 Win Without War has put out an excellent resource -- a Citizens Toolkit on Iraq. It's designed to help people arm themselves with facts with which to confront people running for election -- and efforts to use rhetoric instead of fact to justify our ongoing military occupation.
One of its big strengths is that the fact sheets are all footnoted. For example...
Economists estimate actual cost of the war will rise to $2 trillion. With the raising costs of combat operations, veterans disability and medical treatment payments, and replacement military equipment, economists at Columbia and Harvard have estimated that the true cost of the war could total as much as $2 trillion, $10,000 for every household in the U.S.
There are also guides for activism and a collection of other opportunities for involvement. Check it out.
| Mike at 9/15/2006 12:19:00 PM
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"Christ's example is being
demeaned by the church if they ignore the new leprosy,
which is AIDS. The church is the sleeping giant here.
If it wakes up to what's really going on in the rest
of the world, it has a real role to play. If it doesn't,
it will be irrelevant."