Supporting the war in Iraq

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By Connie Jaquith on Tuesday, March 04, 2003 - 10:19 am: Edit Post

I am posting my opposition to the group "Returned Peace Corps Volunteers for a Better World" using not their full organization name in their New York Times ad. Those returned volunteers who do support the President and the Congress in the effort to stop Iraq's support of terrorism, on their own people and the rest of the world, take issue with using only "Returned Peace Corps Volunteers" oppose war in Iraq. This is misleading and manipulates public perception that this organization represents ALL returned Peace Corps volunteers.

Please respect the opposing view to yours and correctly advertise your views as representing "Returned Peace Corps Volunteers for a Better World."

Connie Jaquith
Returned Volunteer, Bolivia, 1968-70

By Jack Long on Wednesday, March 05, 2003 - 1:33 am: Edit Post

Thank you Connie.
I said the same thing in another post.
This group needs to advertise themselves under their entire name "Returned Peace Corps Volunteers for a Better World." The RPCV name should be protected from ANY group of returned volunteers using it to promote their own personal views. Allowing this group to use it for their cause opens the door for any group of RPCVs to use it.

Protect the RPCV name!

Jack Long
CAR 1988-1990

By Miguel Gomez on Wednesday, March 05, 2003 - 2:58 pm: Edit Post

Until I saw the above messages from Connie & Jack, I was feeling pretty disspirited and angry about being a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer. Especially with the likes of the our group here in Missoula, Montana. They wreak of left wing fanatics. As I recall, Peace Corps was kicked out of Columbia in the 60's because a bunch of left wing radical self-righteous (ugly american)volunteers tried to start a revolution a la United States 60's anti-war hippie style. Do we still want to send that message via the New York Times article? Please see the above website to know my sentiments about the crisis in Iraq.

-Miguel Gomez
Bolivia 7, 1993-95

By Wayne Newhart on Thursday, March 13, 2003 - 8:49 pm: Edit Post

Saddam must go and the sooner this "Hitler" goes the better. It is sad, but the UN has become only a debating organization trying to hang on to a warm and fuzzie feeling of "Peace in our time". This RPCV wants a Better World for the people of Iraq and everyone else. That can be achived, but not by more debate. Saddam could go into exile, drop dead or be part of the rubble. His choice.

Wayne Newhart
RPCV Ghana 62-64
Army 56-58

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