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posted 21 February 2003 03:50 PM      Profile for drgoodword   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
The US media has begun to turn against President George Bush's hard line on military action against Iraq.

A majority of the country's top newspapers now oppose any attack on Iraq by US and British forces without the full support if the international community.

Influenced by the massive anti-war demonstrations staged around the world last weekend and the growing rift between the US and the less hawkish countries led by France and Germany, American press coverage has seen a substantial shift away from backing an immediate war regardless of international opinion.

[My emphasis.]

I've seen the notion that the global antiwar demos had a discernable and positive effect on the march to war noted in a few places--enough to indicate the marches really did have influence. Good to know that massive effort did something, if only stall the war effort a bit and give thousands a couple more weeks of life.

Read all about it.


[ 21 February 2003: Message edited by: drgoodword ]

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