US construction workers boo Republican Iraq war propaganda

This video from the USA is called Cheney: I never linked Iraq with 9/11. Oh really?

During the Vietnam war, United States construction workers, nicknamed “hard hats”, deservedly or undeservedly, had a reputation of supporting that war.

Well, today, with the Iraq war, even Fox News of super warmonger Rupert Murdoch (see also here), has to admit that construction workers’ views on George W. Bush’s war are rather different.

From Think Progress blog in the USA:

Boehner booed by construction workers’ union

Fox News tells the story:

House [Republican] Minority Leader John Boehner was booed on Wednesday at a construction workers’ union legislative forum for saying the United States needs to fight the war in Iraq or face terror attacks at home.

“Who doesn’t believe that if we just pull out of Iraq and come home that the terrorists won’t follow us here and we’ll be fighting them on the streets of America?” Boehner, R-Ohio, said to members attending the AFL-CIO’s Building & Construction Trades Department’s legislative forum.

Apparently, most in the crowd don’t believe it.

Boos from the audience grew louder as Boehner continued, “This is a, ladies and gentlemen, this is a serious fight.”.

Just like with Merle Haggard, people that the media might expect to be pro Iraq war, do not live up to that expectation; certainly not if the discredited old 9/11-Iraq connection lie is wheeled out by Bush supporters like Boehner.

Update June 2009: In an interview with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos, House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) pinned the blame for his party’s current failures on the Bush presidency: here.

4 thoughts on “US construction workers boo Republican Iraq war propaganda

  1. Your soldiers need to get the fuck out of Iraq – your the world’s bully and you need to stop picking on other countries no matter what they believe politically, religiously and culturally. Look at your continual failed attempts at ‘containing’ communism. In Vietnam you were beaten by a minority of guerilla soldiers holding sticks whilst you carried guns. Your all fucked, your own twisted government blew up their own people just to maintain fear in you bunch of xenophobic retards – and once again you bite at the hook!


  2. Hi Remy, as the post shows there is a difference on wars between Rightist politicians and quite some people in the USA. More or less the same goes for Australia, where not everyone agrees witth Rubert Murdoch, Howard, etc.


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