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i could have saved you the trip over there

Another human shield gets hit in the head with a reality brick:

We just sat, listening, our mouths open wide. Jake, one of the others, just kept saying, "Oh my God" as the driver described the horrors of the regime. Jake was so shocked at how naive he had been. We all were. It hadn't occurred to anyone that the Iraqis might actually be pro-war.

The driver's most emphatic statement was: "All Iraqi people want this war." He seemed convinced that civilian casualties would be small; he had such enormous faith in the American war machine to follow through on its promises. Certainly more faith than any of us had.

Perhaps the most crushing thing we learned was that most ordinary Iraqis thought Saddam Hussein had paid us to come to protest in Iraq. Although we explained that this was categorically not the case, I don't think he believed us. Later he asked me: "Really, how much did Saddam pay you to come?"

Now if only he would bring his message to the streets of San Francisco.


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good god that's an awesome article. however, since the people in SF aren't listening to anyone except the idiot at the front of the line with the drum, I doubt even an article such as this will make any difference.

I would actually have an iota of respect for them if they did get money.The fact that they are doing their little bitch and moan fest for free makes me ill.