High Tide in Tucson: Essays from Now or Never - Essays 21 and 22 Summary & Analysis

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Essays 21 and 22 Summary and Analysis

Essay 21: Jabberwocky

During protest marches against the Gulf War, Barbara would often be told to "love it or leave it." She was sure that most Americans had no idea that both Iraq and Kuwait had oppressive governments. Kuwait was particularly oppressive to women and was not the democracy that administration led everyone to believe it was. Barbara felt she was being patriotic by protesting the war. The bombings by American had decimated Iraq's water system' contaminated the drinking water; and destroyed mosques, factories and irrigation and agricultural systems—all violations of the Geneva Conventions.

Some of her friends wanted to set up a booth in a mall to hand out pamphlets containing the truth about the Gulf War. The mall manager rejected the request. Disinformation campaigns came from the top—the Pentagon denied public access about the...

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