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Phil Donahue is 77 years old. But that’s not stopping him. The celebrated talk show host turned activist and filmmaker is down in Dallas this morning where he’s going to lead a protest against George W. Bush and the ceremony to open his presidential library. Donahue– like many– still holds Bush accountable for the Iraq War. His excellent documentary, “Body of War,” released in 2008, graphically depicted what happened to American soldiers who were grievously wounded. The film is remarkable and important. While Bush faithful gather for the ribbon cutting today, Donahue will be right across the street giving voice to millions who don’t get a chance to express their feelings. Last night Donahue screened “Body of War” for free at the Angelika Theater in Dallas.

Here’s the facebook entry:

THE PEOPLE’S RESPONSE (PLEASE WEAR BLACK!): Thursday, April 25, 8:30 a.m. – Rally/March/Demonstration. 6116 N. Central Expressway, Dallas (SE quadrant, I-75/Central Expy & SMU Blvd, map). In contrast to the festivity of the Bush Presidential Center dedication, we will be dressed in black as the March of the Dead, along with veterans, will lead a slow, respectful procession toward the Bush Center in remembrance of those tortured or killed. Signs and banners will be provided. If you bring your own, please keep them on-message and coordinated with the dramatic black and white visual. 6116 N. Central Expressway, Dallas (SE quadrant, I-75/Central Expy & SMU Blvd, map). Speakers include Col. Ann Wright, Phil Donahue, Coleen Rowley, Leah Bolger, TX State Representative Lon Burnam, Medea Benjamin, Chas Jacquier, and more.

…coinciding with the dedication of the library on April 25, 2013 in Dallas.

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11 replies to this post
  1. I guess droaning targets along with the related collateral casulaties is more humane than capture and interrogate. Progressive/socialists are all the same. why don’t you just leave this country.

  2. I was there at the march, and it was a proud moment to honor the many veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars present, as well as the civilian and our military wounded and dead. Thanks so much to all the representatives of the many organizations which participated in the planning and execution of this important event.

  3. Oh excuse me, did Mr. Donahue forget one thing? Barack Obama kept up the war in Iraq for years.

    Obama has also continued Gitmo which he said in his 2008 campaign he would not. Donahue, it is real easy to govern from the outside, with your mouth open, but when you have people who are looking to your for leadership and support, it is a lot more difficult. I think even Barack Obama has learned that about George W. Bush and the job of President.

  4. I wish I could join him and the other honest and brave Americans. It is important that people never forget why Bush lied us into the Iraq War.

  5. when will ole phil lead a protest against Obama? He has kept almost all of the same policies the hated Bush had. Oh right barry is a liberal, they can do whatever they want.

  6. Wish I could be there. Bush is still a war criminal and in no way should be celebrated.
    God bless Phil Donahue and all who attend this dispicable dedication.

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