– Reason for Hope

The Iraq war started with overwhelming support in the U.S., in an atmosphere that brooked little dissent. Today, it splits the nation into irreconcilable camps: Americans are nearly evenly split on the question of whether or not it was a good idea to invade and occupy a country that posed no threat to us and had never attacked the U.S.

It was a long, hard slog rolling back the rising tide of pro-war sentiment, but once the facts started to get out there Iraq had no "weapons of mass destruction," no links to the 9/11 hijackers, no nukes and no means to make them Americans began to wake up. As the arguments made by the antiwar movement from the beginning were confirmed, one by one, the tide of public opinion began to turn. can take some credit for that.

They don't call us the 37th most popular English-language news site on the Internet for nothing. Sure, we're still peanuts compared to the major news organizations. But one thing we do have and that is an audience: and it is growing by leaps and bounds.

What's important about this rather amazing performance is not that we're stars (although Justin Raimondo thinks he is!), but that it forces the War Party to operate within certain constraints. Because once they begin circulating their latest lie, it isn't long before broadcasts the debunking around the globe.

They can't get away with it anymore and they won't. Not as long as we're around. And that depends entirely on you. We depend on your contributions to survive, on a mere mini-fraction of what the War Party spends but it's all we need to keep getting out the truth. So far, you've been very generous, with 621 of you contributing over $26,000 in three days. We are half-way there – we can't stop pleading until we meet our goal of $50,000 for this quarter.

So go here and contribute now because we're fighting for the future.

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