Wednesday night time owls: Antiwar Democrats reward President Biden for freezing arms gross sales in Saudis and the United Arab Emirates
Saudi Arabia is waging a war against Yemen – with the US. Weapons, logistic and politically Support – that has killed Thousands of civilians in Air strikes and Tens of thousands more in an economic blockade that has exacerbated famine and exacerbated human suffering on a large scale. (…)
Raytheon CEO Greg Hayes is due on Tuesday told Profit participants are demanding that the proposed sale of 7,500 precision-guided Paveway bombs to "a customer in the Middle East (whom we cannot talk about") be removed from the books in anticipation of the moratorium.
However, Hayes offered this confident prediction, "Look … Peace is not going to break out in the Middle East anytime soon. I think it remains an area where we will continue to see solid growth."
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That day at Daily Kos in 2003– The opposition in the war continues to grow:
Another poll shows growing opposition to Bush's new war in Iraq. The USA Today / CNN / Gallup poll has 43 percent opposition, up from 38 percent Jan. 10-12. Actual support from the invasion is 52 percent.
Of course, these numbers could be moved to the support column if either the US or the UK provide evidence of Iraq's non-compliance. So far we only hear the same bullshit, "Trust us, we have evidence", while all of the CIA leads to gun inspectors being empty.
There may also be movement in the polls following the President's SOTU address, although it will be interesting to see how long such a "jump" will take. And it will also be interesting to see how the markets react, not just on the Wednesday after the speech, but in two weeks. Bush may claim to ignore polls, but it is becoming increasingly difficult to ignore his Wall Street supporters. War jitters alone shape the market to this day.