NEW YORK — April 9, 2011. Peace candidate turned war president Barack Obama spent the past week urging Democrats and Republicans to come up with a new war budget everyone could “live” with. Meanwhile, on a beautiful Spring day in New York City, the United National Antiwar Committee and 5000 of their supporters marched against Obama’s hat trick of wars.
Whatever card you turn over, when playing Three Card Obama, there is no economic recovery — only War In Afghanistan, War In Iraq or War In Libya. Fed up with the war economy, a variety of organizations took to the streets on Saturday, April 9. Forming up in Union Square, as the magnolias blossomed and temperatures crept up, the throng marched down Broadway to Foley Square for a peace fair. NLN was there to capture the moment, and, as the great philosopher Rod Stewart once noted: Every Picture Tells A Story.