President Of Veterans For Peace: “The American public is brainwashed…to hate Iran”_Featured_, Corporate Controlled Media, War on Terror Saturday, August 11th, 2012
(By Sherwood Ross | The Tap Blog)
MIAMI, FL — The president of a veterans’ anti-war organization, Veterans for Peace, said the American public has been “brainwashed” to hate Iran and pressure to prevent the U.S. from attacking it will have to come from outside the U.S.
“I don’t think we can get mass protests going against Iran here,” said Leah Bolger, president of Veterans For Peace in a speech Thursday to its 27th annual national convention here. ”The American public is brainwashed. The American public is saying ‘We hate Iran,” Bolger said.
“We have to reach out to the global community and get them to put pressure on the U.S. to prevent war against Iran,” she told an audience of cheering veterans at the Marriott Biscayne Bay hotel. “We see how the U.S. sanctions are an act of war against Iran, a country which has done no harm to anyone.”
American are brainwashed, Bolger said, because the mass media has framed Syria and Iran “as terrorist nations out to get us” and making wars against them as “necessary.”