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Date: Fri, 23 Nov 2001 17:11:24 -0800
From: radtimes <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Yarrow Unhappy With U.S. War Effort
Yarrow Unhappy With U.S. War Effort
Sat, Nov 10, 2001
WAUSAU, Wis. (AP) - A folk singer whose group made a name promoting the
peace movement during the Vietnam War says President Bush went too far in
declaring the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks an act of war.
Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul and Mary said Thursday the U.S. government has
fostered too much fear at home.
"If it's called a war, it allows the invoking of special governmental
choices that would have been appropriate during World War II," Yarrow said.
"I haven't been able to understand why the government has been trying to do
everything it can to make people as frightened as possible."
Peter, Paul and Mary performed at a sold-out concert at the Grand Theater
on Thursday, including their classic hit, "Puff, the Magic Dragon," written
Before the show, Yarrow said the United States could learn from Israel how
to react to terrorist attacks:
gather information and make a measured, targeted strike. By pressing too
hard, the military effort could backfire and create the impression that the
United States is trying to wipe out those of the Islamic faith, the singer
"These people are not pathological, but their misery can be mobilized into
hatred for the United States," Yarrow said. "I'm not saying we should go
hug a terrorist."
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