6 years on...
Candlelight vigil, Thursday, March 19, 10:15 pm, White Plaza.
On Thursday, finals are almost over.
For many Americans, their belief is that the Iraq war is almost over.
But it is not.
Thursday is the 6th anniversary of the war.
The Iraq war has now been going longer than either World War.
President Obama, although elected on a platform of ending the war in Iraq, plans to keep tens of thousands of troops past his deadline for "withdrawal", simply by renaming them "non-combat troops" — in addition to tens of thousands of military contractors and mercenaries.
And, of course, war is escalating in Afghanistan, along with escalating civilian casualties.
Examinations may be over soon; wars will not.
And one of the principal members of the administration involved in planning and executing the wars, in supreme violation of international law, is Stanford faculty.
The war has not gone away. It is right on our doorstep, and it is continuing.
On Thursday night, Stanford Says No to War will hold a solemn candlelight vigil to commemorate this 6th anniversary.
Thursday, March 19, 10:15 pm, White Plaza.
We invite you to join us.