Ralph Nader Speaks Out Against War With Iraq
Interview with Ralph Nader, citizen activist and former Green Party presidential candidate, conducted by Between The Lines'Melinda Tuhus
Consumer advocate and former Green Party presidential candidate Ralph Nader is wearing an additional hat these days as an anti-war activist. He held a news conference in Washington, D.C. last week with other groups opposed to war in Iraq, where he accused the Bush administration of allowing its ties to the oil industry to lead the country to battle and was quoted as saying the administration is "marinated in oil." Nader criticized Bush for refusing to meet with retired military officers, former intelligence agents, academics, clergy and business leaders who support pursuing a diplomatic resolution to the Iraq crisis.
Nader spoke at a fundraiser for the New Haven Green Party, in his home state of Connecticut Feb. 8, where he again emphasized the number of top retired military officials who oppose the war, but he said Bush isn't listening. He urged Americans to continue to speak out against the war, and described the terrible consequences he fears will likely to result from a full-scale U.S. attack on Iraq.
Between The Lines' Melinda Tuhus spoke with Ralph Nader about his views on the White House drive for war and the growing international peace movement.
Ralph Nader's latest book is titled. "Crashing the Party," published by St. Martin's Press. Contact organizations affiliated with Nader by visiting Essential Information at www.essential.org
Public Citizen www.citizen.org
Democracy Rising www.democracyrising.org
United for Peace and Justice www.unitedforpeace.org
Not In Our Name www.notinourname.org
International Answer www.internationalanswer.org
Unions Against War www.unionsagainstwar.org
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