A six-minute Truthout video posted Thursday shows clips of veterans speaking at the Mar. 17 march on the Pentagon.[1]  --  U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Liam Madden was the most eloquent speaker.  --  He said:  "The truth is our protest will not end this war — only our resistance will end this war.  Symbolism carries great power.  But symbolic protest will never catalyze the masses sitting on the fence and it will never send the necessary message to the powers that be.  Only our tangible resistance, our determined risk-taking, and our bold civil disobedience will deliver a message capable of reaching our paralyzed nation.  Our mouths can still speak passionately, and our signs can still be stinging, but our bodies must be obstructions to business as usual!"  --  Interviewed after his speech, Madden said:  "It's a beginning.  It's not the climax, it's not the culmination, it's the beginning.  We need to continue to take our resistance to a much more tangible level and this is a good start of being in a time, the fourth anniversary of the war in Iraq, and a place, the Pentagon — really a step in the right in direction in putting the message where it needs to be." ...


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VETERANS SPEAK OUT IN HISTORIC MARCH TO THE PENTAGON
By Geoffrey Millard

Truthout
March 22, 2007

http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/032207B.shtml