To the Editor:
One reads the endless barrage of articles each day about the Iraq war with dismay.
I spoke at an antiwar rally in Vermont several months before the war, joining the consensus among peace activists everywhere that this war could never be "won" and that it would cost billions of dollars and thousands of lives. Worse, it would destabilize Iraq and stir anti-American sentiment around the world, making the West far less safe.
All of this was obvious to any casual observer. Only the experts in Washington knew better.
Let me say it once and for the millions around the world who marched against the war before it happened: We told you so.
London, Nov. 21, 2005