The “failure of the imperial enterprise in the Mideast” and election jockeying have produced “a complicated political moment” in the United States, says Chris Gavreau, a spokesperson for the United National Anti-War Committee (UNAC). “The viability and wisdom of the intervention in Libya has become a political football between the two war parties – the Republicans and the Democrats,” says Gavreau. “The question of whether to build bridges in Cleveland or Kabul” is an election issue.
“We already know that this president is guilty of committing war crimes,” says Cynthia McKinney, the former Georgia congresswoman and Green Party presidential candidate who recently returned from a fact-finding mission to Libya. “We’re seeing the Israelization of NATO policy” against Libya, through “collective punishment” and “refusal to allow food, fuel and medicine to come in as they bomb people. Sounds a lot like Gaza, doesn’t it?” McKinney and other activists are on an “Eyewitness Libya” speaking tour.