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Virginia Rodino - Nader Director, Antiwar Leader & Univ. Prof. Calls for US Military Defeat in Iraq
Thursday, July 14, 2005 | Kristinn

Posted on 07/14/2005 9:46:54 AM PDT by kristinn

Virginia Rodino, who serves as a director for Ralph Nader's Democracy Rising and is on the administrative steering committee for the so-called antiwar group United for Peace and Justice, called for the military defeat of the United States in Iraq in an essay published July 5.

In addition to her roles in Nader's Democracy Rising and United for Peace and Justice, Rodino was the Green Party's 2004 candidate for the House of Representatives for the 7th Congressional district of Maryland and the Maryland state coordinator for the 2004 presidential campaign of Nader.

Rodino is currently a professor of communications at Bowie State University in Maryland.

In her essay, Rodino writes about a recent 'unity' meeting between the two leading so-called antiwar groups in the U.S., International Answer and United for Peace and Justice in preparation for a weekend of protests in Washington, D.C. starting September 24. She calls for the left to play down its "unconditional support for the Iraqi resistance" by playing up the theme of 'bring the troops home now' so they can more effectively take advantage of left wing military family and veterans groups.

Rodino in her own words:

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Iraq is now the Achilles heel of the beast, the U.S. government's drive for empire.  Battered, raw, exposed, this point must be the focus of the anti-Imperialist Left in the United States: Efforts must continue to strike away at this concentrated weakness.

It is a crucial moment and a critical decision.  Not because the Haitians, the Palestinians, the domestic poor and abused are any less deserving of liberation, but because ultimately a victory of the Iraqi people against the U.S. war machine is a victory for liberation struggles around the globe. A military defeat in Iraq will infuse confidence into struggles everywhere, as it did when the U.S. military was forced to withdraw from Vietnam.  And the U.S. military is indeed losing, despite the unconvincing bravadura recently displayed by Bush, Cheney, and the other warmongers.

Thus, the focus on Iraq and bringing the troops home is ultimately strategic, "strategizing" being a mode of practice in which a unified Left must re-adopt in order to win back the gains and confidence it lost through reactionary right-wing assaults since the McCarthy era.

Rodino recently came to conservatives' attention when she was quoted as supporting the Iraqi resistance in a story about the recent G8 meeting protests in Scotland.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia; US: Maryland
KEYWORDS: democracyrising; greenparty; ralphnader; treason; ufpj; unitedforpeace; virginiarodino
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Virginia Rodino is in a contest with Ward Churchill for the title of University Professor Traitor of the Year.
1 posted on 07/14/2005 9:46:55 AM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn

Another Useful Idiot and resident Moonbat.


2 posted on 07/14/2005 9:48:19 AM PDT by T Lady (The American Left: Useful Idiots for Terrorist Regimes)
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To: armymarinemom; armymarinedad

The left rears its ugly head again.


3 posted on 07/14/2005 9:48:49 AM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn

Another cockroach surfaces.


4 posted on 07/14/2005 9:50:58 AM PDT by lilylangtree
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To: 1 Olgoat; 103198; 10Ring; 11Bush; 1stbn27; 2SterlingConservatives; 2yearlurker; 3D-JOY; ...

D.C. Chapter mega ping. Looks like a freep of Bowie State may be in order.


5 posted on 07/14/2005 9:52:06 AM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn

ANOTHER liberal college professor... imagine that...

Nope, no bias in the media. No bias in schools....


6 posted on 07/14/2005 9:52:13 AM PDT by Mr. K
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To: kristinn

Wants the terrorists to win.


7 posted on 07/14/2005 9:52:41 AM PDT by Brilliant
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To: 1 Olgoat; 103198; 10Ring; 11Bush; 1stbn27; 2SterlingConservatives; 2yearlurker; 3D-JOY; ...

D.C. Chapter mega ping. Looks like a freep of Bowie State may be in order.


8 posted on 07/14/2005 9:53:03 AM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn
By their fruits ye shall know them. (Is fruits politically incorrect in a homophobic society? Regardless, it is a great unintentional pun.)

Just as the Democrats are self destructing with their rhetoric and loud displays of demagoguery, so will the rest of the left be. The more exposure they get the better off we are.

They are trying to recapture their heyday of the 60s and 70s when they cowed the politicians into pulling out of Vietnam. Not gonna happen this time.
9 posted on 07/14/2005 9:54:04 AM PDT by Mind-numbed Robot (Not all that needs to be done needs to be done by the government.)
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To: kristinn

How do people achieve such a distorted view of reality? Did the last hits of acid not wear off?


10 posted on 07/14/2005 9:54:44 AM PDT by Flightdeck (Like the turtle, science makes progress only with its neck out.)
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To: kristinn

Dear kristinn,

I'm not far from Bowie State. Let me know when and where, and I'll see if it would fit in my schedule.

Thanks,


sitetest


11 posted on 07/14/2005 9:57:07 AM PDT by sitetest (If Roe is not overturned, no unborn child will ever be protected in law.)
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To: kristinn

Let her have it. Going to hit MoveOn at the White House today?


12 posted on 07/14/2005 9:58:16 AM PDT by Mr. Silverback ("James...Earn this...Earn it.")
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To: Mind-numbed Robot
And to think that our troops are fighting to allow slime like this to say what they want. Just disgusting.

Now I have to look up where Bowie is.

13 posted on 07/14/2005 9:58:21 AM PDT by AGreatPer (I did it my wife's way. It worked. 30 year anniversary this week.)
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To: Flightdeck
"Iraq is now the Achilles heel of the beast, the U.S. government's drive for empire." I forgot the war was for expansion... /sarcasm
14 posted on 07/14/2005 9:58:40 AM PDT by porkchopexpress
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To: kristinn

It is sometimes useful to pin these people down as to what they mean by "liberation." The answer tends to be very revealing, turning up such specimens of oppression as Robert Mugabe, Fidel Castro, and yes, Pol Pot in his time. Ask what they intend these people to be liberated from and you'll get a laundry list of leftist fantasy-world "isms" - colonialism, imperialism, capitalism - this stuff was stale 50 years ago and is beginning to stink.


15 posted on 07/14/2005 9:58:56 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: sitetest

Is this aiding and abetting the enemies of the USA?

Alas, probably not. Treason is not a crime that can
be committed anymore.

(But if anyone had called for the defeat of the USA
during WWII, I think they might have been locked up. . .)


16 posted on 07/14/2005 9:59:02 AM PDT by CondorFlight
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To: kristinn

The time for tolerance of these people should be over. They are not simply dissenting voices anymore they are blindly hostile to the US and are nothing more than traitors and must be treated as such. I will be very pleased to see her in handcuffs escorted by a federal marshall.


17 posted on 07/14/2005 10:00:20 AM PDT by Mulch (tm)
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To: kristinn

Yeah, it was always obvious that the communications department wasn't the place to look for talented writers or capable scholars.

This is among the lamest attempts at concise writing I've ever read from a *ahem* scholar. Had an undergrad written this, I would've returned it ungraded with a question mark.


18 posted on 07/14/2005 10:00:24 AM PDT by Gefreiter ("Are you drinking 1% because you think you're fat?")
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To: porkchopexpress

No no, it was to steal their oil and sustain our thirst for cheap gas...

...for which I paid $2.59/gallon last night.


19 posted on 07/14/2005 10:02:29 AM PDT by Gefreiter ("Are you drinking 1% because you think you're fat?")
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To: kristinn
Virginia Rodino - Nader Director, Antiwar Leader & Univ. Prof. Calls for US Military Defeat in Iraq.

And don't you dare question her patriotism.

(steely)

20 posted on 07/14/2005 10:04:13 AM PDT by Steely Tom (Fortunately, the Bill of Rights doesn't include the word 'is'.)
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To: kristinn

21 posted on 07/14/2005 10:04:44 AM PDT by bmwcyle (Washington DC RINO Hunting Guide)
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To: kristinn

22 posted on 07/14/2005 10:05:33 AM PDT by bmwcyle (Washington DC RINO Hunting Guide)
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To: Gefreiter

wow...they are really messed up. Is this treason?


23 posted on 07/14/2005 10:05:43 AM PDT by Shaka
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To: T Lady
Another Useful Idiot and resident Moonbat.

No Useful Idiot are normal just naive, this blood bitch know exactly what genocidal murders she supports...she be first to toss you in a Stalinist death camp...Viva the bloody Red Revolution and Rein of Terror

24 posted on 07/14/2005 10:06:24 AM PDT by tophat9000 (When the State ASSUMES death...It makes an ASH out of you and me..)
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To: kristinn

How do you "with draw" from terror?


25 posted on 07/14/2005 10:06:38 AM PDT by nikos1121
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To: kristinn
click here
26 posted on 07/14/2005 10:07:33 AM PDT by bmwcyle (Washington DC RINO Hunting Guide)
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To: Steely Tom
click here
27 posted on 07/14/2005 10:10:02 AM PDT by bmwcyle (Washington DC RINO Hunting Guide)
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To: kristinn
RADICAL UNIVERSITY PROFESSOR CALLS FOR MORE DEATHS OF US MILITARY IN IRAQ

...Radical, left-wing 'professor' Virginia Rodino says ...not enough military people have died...more should be killed...

Rodino voiced her support of terrorists and hopes for the success of terrorism...

How long do we have to put on with these traitors?

28 posted on 07/14/2005 10:11:59 AM PDT by madtier1
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To: Shaka

Probably, if not in the letter of the law than certainly in the spirit.

But I'm both biased and without legal training, so not the best source to ask that question.


29 posted on 07/14/2005 10:13:10 AM PDT by Gefreiter ("Are you drinking 1% because you think you're fat?")
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To: nikos1121
More "Friends"

M a r i a A l l w i n e

Maria Allwine was born and reared in Baltimore and has been a long-time resident of Baltimore City. Over the past 3 1/2 years, she has been a committed anti-war and peace and justice activist. She is an active member of the Iraq Pledge of Resistance and has engaged in many demonstrations and actions, including civil resistance and disobedience. She has been arrested several times while exercising her First Amendment rights in the course of these actions, including in the office of Senator Barbara Mikulski last November. Maria is passionately committed to immediately ending the occupation of Iraq, removing the influence of corporations from every aspect of our lives and restoring the meaning of "We, the People" to governance at every level.

Quote: "The invasion of Iraq, a country which was no threat to us and had nothing to do with 9/11, was planned and executed by this administration to advance an imperialist vision of American global hegemony - a vision which is good for business and bad for human beings."

Calendar

Thursday, September 9 at 5:00 p.m.: Iraq Pledge of Resistance 2nd Thursday Demonstration – Maria will recreate a still scene of the infamous photo of the hooded Abu Ghraib prisoner Centre and Charles streets, Baltimore

Thursday, September 9 at 7:30 p.m.: National Organization for Women (NOW) Panel Discussion on the 2004 Presidential Election Friends Stony Run Meeting House, 5116 N. Charles St., Baltimore

Friday, September 10 at 8:30 p.m.: Open Mike Night/Fundraiser for Myles Hoenig (Green Party candidate for Baltimore City Council) True Vine Records 1123 W 36th St., Baltimore

Saturday, September 11 at 9:30 a.m.: Campaign Canvass with Glenn Ross (Green Party candidate for Baltimore City Council 13th District) Contact Vince Tola (410-323-3849; vtola@yahoo.com) for more information.

September 17-19: Baltimore Book Festival Mt. Vernon, Baltimore

30 posted on 07/14/2005 10:13:18 AM PDT by bmwcyle (Washington DC RINO Hunting Guide)
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To: kristinn

Funny, after I checked your link, I could find her listed on the faculty. So I'm thinking that she is a gypsy instructor. Hopefully she won't receive tenure. Perhaps the Govenor's Office needs to be made aware of this sepsis.


31 posted on 07/14/2005 10:18:25 AM PDT by Jimmy Valentine's brother ( We need a few more Marines like Lt. Gen. James Mattis)
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To: AGreatPer

Our homegrown terrorists under the guise of Democrats and MSM are a greater danger to our country than outside enemies. In fact, they are the terrorists/communists fifth column in this country.


32 posted on 07/14/2005 10:22:41 AM PDT by Mind-numbed Robot (Not all that needs to be done needs to be done by the government.)
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To: kristinn

Nice work, Kristinn. Bookmarked for later use whapping libs upside the head when they claim that no liberals want the insurgents to win in Iraq.


33 posted on 07/14/2005 10:25:10 AM PDT by dirtboy (Drool overflowed my buffer...)
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To: Jimmy Valentine's brother

Apparently she floats around the UMD system. A few years ago she taught at Towson State.


34 posted on 07/14/2005 10:26:53 AM PDT by kristinn
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To: dirtboy

Make sure you print out her essay before it's changed like Jodie Evans' blog was edited to remove her stated support for the terrorists in Iraq.


35 posted on 07/14/2005 10:28:53 AM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn

The sad thing is Bowie State has an ROTC program. Wonder what their thoughts are on the matter.


36 posted on 07/14/2005 10:30:04 AM PDT by Jimmy Valentine's brother ( We need a few more Marines like Lt. Gen. James Mattis)
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To: Jimmy Valentine's brother

I'd love to find out.


37 posted on 07/14/2005 10:32:45 AM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn

Good work. The roaches will now have to scatter too avoid the light.


38 posted on 07/14/2005 10:36:09 AM PDT by AppyPappy
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To: kristinn
http://www.ratemyprofessors.com/
39 posted on 07/14/2005 10:36:10 AM PDT by bmwcyle (Washington DC RINO Hunting Guide)
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To: Darth Reagan

ping


40 posted on 07/14/2005 10:37:45 AM PDT by marblehead17 (I love it when a plan comes together.)
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To: kristinn

Wonder if Bowie State has a Young Republican's Club?


41 posted on 07/14/2005 10:38:28 AM PDT by AGreatPer (I did it my wife's way. It worked. 30 year anniversary this week.)
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To: kristinn
She writes for http://www.aljazeera.com/
42 posted on 07/14/2005 10:39:39 AM PDT by bmwcyle (Washington DC RINO Hunting Guide)
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To: Brilliant
Wants the terrorists to win.

They say there is a fine line between genius and insanity.

43 posted on 07/14/2005 10:49:16 AM PDT by oldbrowser (You lost the election.....get over it.)
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To: kristinn
Virginia Rodino deserves plaudits for her honesty. I don't agree with her views but she has my respect unlike most of the rock n roll phony baloney plastic banana Lefties out there who pretend to support our troops. She really thinks we do deserve to lose and get home and take care of things. Pat Buchanan on the far right fringe shares her sentiments. There is a current of this kind of isolationist thinking on the other side but its not more widely expressed because its a politically losing proposition in a wartime situation.

(Denny Crane: "Sometimes you can only look for answers from God and failing that... and Fox News".)
44 posted on 07/14/2005 10:50:19 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: kristinn
The MFSO families should have this thrown in their face every time they open their mouths. addition
45 posted on 07/14/2005 10:50:44 AM PDT by armymarinemom (My sons freed Iraqi and Afghanistan Honor Roll students.)
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To: kristinn
Virginia Rodino is in a contest with Ward Churchill for the title of University Professor Traitor of the Year.

Both of these skunks are at public universities.

46 posted on 07/14/2005 11:11:20 AM PDT by aculeus (Ceci n'est pas une tag line.)
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To: kristinn

GET A ROPE!

...preferably environmentally friendly hemp, of course.


47 posted on 07/14/2005 11:25:04 AM PDT by adam_az (It's the border, stupid!)
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To: kristinn

Green is also the color of Islam... and yes, those are body parts on the table.
48 posted on 07/14/2005 11:28:23 AM PDT by adam_az (It's the border, stupid!)
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To: kristinn

Is she any relation to that POS ex senator from New Jersey, Peter, I hate guns and America Rodino.


49 posted on 07/14/2005 12:01:32 PM PDT by metalurgist (Death to the democrats! They're almost the same as communists, they just move a little slower.)
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To: kristinn; armymarinedad

Dad ping


50 posted on 07/14/2005 12:17:19 PM PDT by armymarinemom (My sons freed Iraqi and Afghanistan Honor Roll students.)
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