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Responses to Bush’s Speech

MICHAEL McPHEARSON
Executive director of Veterans for Peace, McPhearson was in the 1991 Gulf War and visited Iraq in 2003. His son has done a U.S. military tour in Iraq since the invasion and may be called back for any “surge.”
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HOWARD ZINN
Available for a limited number of interviews, Zinn’s most recent book is the just-published A Power Governments Cannot Suppress. He wrote the 1967 book Vietnam: The Logic of Withdrawal. Zinn, a World War II veteran, is also author of the bestseller A People’s History of the United States.
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ANTHONY ARNOVE
Arnove is author of the book Iraq: The Logic of Withdrawal, which has an introduction by Howard Zinn and is just out in paperback.
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LINDA SCHADE
Executive director of VotersForPeace.US, Schade co-wrote a recent piece titled “Has the New Congress Already Failed the Test?”
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GARETH PORTER
An “investigative historian” on U.S. national security policy, and author, most recently, of the book Perils of Dominance: Imbalance of Power and the Road to War in Vietnam, Porter said today: “Although South Vietnam 1975 is very far from being Iraq 2007, Bush’s asking for a supplemental to send more troops serves roughly the same purpose as Kissinger’s phony request for emergency funding for South Vietnam on the eve of its demise — to set up Congress for blame. But it’s a failing political strategy, too.”
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For more information, contact at the Institute for Public Accuracy:
Sam Husseini, (202) 347-0020; or David Zupan, (541) 484-9167