War News

As Time reports that things in Iraq are taking yet another dubious turn, with Iran backing Iraqi insurgent bombers, the war at home escalates, too.

Editor & Publisher recounts a report phoned in by Lone Star Iconoclast staffer Deborah Matthews, which was interrupted by shots being fired near Cindy Sheehan’s camp.
I went over and talked to the man. He is Larry Mattlage, who says he is on his property and just posted a no-parking sign.

"We're going to start doing our war and it's going to be underneath the law," he told me. "Whatever it takes. So y'all go find another place to do whatever you do. 'Cause this is our front yard and back yard."
E&P adds:
Interviewed afterward, protest leader Cindy Sheehan said it was okay if the man fired his gun on his own property, so long as the bullets remained on his property as well.
Meanwhile, in Kentucky, two firearms vendors at a flea market in Lexington got into an argument about the war and drew their guns. The anti-war advocate was left dead, and the pro-war advocate was released without being charged, with the matter chalked up to self-defense.

Michael at Spontaneous Arising, who pointed us to the story, notes:
We're thinking that, had Harold (the antiwar shooter who lost the duel) had killed Moore, Harold would not have been released without charge. Just a hunch.
Unfortunately, I have to agree with that assessment.

And in Waco, Texas, President Bush attended a Little League game, where he threw out the first pitch.

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