Luke Melia


March 11, 2003

3/11/03, 3:05 pm – Resigning is the New Orange

Aussie security official Andrew Wilkie resigned, calling Australia PM John Howard’s policy on Iraq “bad” and “dumb.”

Career US Foreign Serviceman John Brown resigned, writing “”Throughout the globe the United States is becoming associated with the unjustified use of force. The president’s disregard for views in other nations, borne out by his neglect of public diplomacy, is giving birth to an anti-American century.”

Brit Andrew Reed resigned from his post as parliamentary private secretary to the Environment Secretary in protest at the deadline being imposed on the weapons inspectors.

Another UK official, International Development Secretary Clare Short, has threatened to resign if Tony Blair goes to war without UN backing, claiming that the PM is being “extraordinarily reckless” with the future of the government.

I wrote a couple of weeks ago about the resignation of of twenty-year U.S. diplomat John Brady Kiesling.

I’m no Faith Popcorn, but I smell a trend here.

Now, if we could just convince Saddam to follow suit…

One Response to “3/11/03, 3:05 pm – Resigning is the New Orange”

  1. Mike Melia chimed in:


    What will you resign from if the “powers that be” don’t come around and call of this Stupid War???
    When I was 19 and I dropped out of college I had an interview with my Draft Board regarding staus as a Conscientious objector. They refused to give me that classification — How could they know what went on in my conscience?
    To those who would send our troops to war. Would you go yourself? Would you send your daughter?
    Once again all too often those most hungry to make war have the least at risk.
    Good luck this weekend and Stand Tall.

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