Audio Clips of Feb. 15, 2003 Long Beach Rally Opposing U.S. Military Action in Iraq:
CA Assemblyman Alan Lowenthal (LB/Palos Verdes)
LB City Councilwoman Tonia Reyes-Uranga
LB City Councilwoman Bonnie Lowenthal
LBReport.com posts audio clips of Feb. 15, 2003 remarks by CA Assemblymember (Long Beach-Palos Verdes area) Alan Lowenthal, and LB Councilmembers Tonia Reyes-Uranga and Bonnie Lowenthal, who spoke at a rally opposing U.S. military action in Iraq.
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Cut 1: CA Assemblyman Alan Lowenthal (:34) "[T]he leadership in this country must hear that the United States must make a commitment to the process that the world is asking it to do, a fair process in which the international weapons inspectors can make their final report to the Security Council of the United Nations and not let a unilateralist position by one nation, the United States, overrule what the community of nations must look at and look at alternatives to peace."
Cut 2: CA Assemblyman Alan Lowenthal (:24) "I think there's a growing number of members, of elected figures that say: President Bush you have not made your case. You cannot engage in a unilateralist approach towards war. We must engage in a fair process before the United Nations. That's why we're here. And that's why I'm, what I'm [trails off, sounds like 'here for.'] [applause, cheers]"
Cut 3: LB Councilwoman Tonia Reyes-Uranga (:39) "[W]hat kind of society is this when we're asking our young people to stop gang violence, to stop shootings, and then turn around and send our 18, 19, 21 year old boys for the sole purpose of destroying our so-called enemies. [cheers, applause] What kind of culture do we have, that tells women that domestic violence is wrong, and that families need to be loving and stay together, and then we tear families apart and send them off for nine to twelve months at a time to fight a war that is not right. [cheers, applause]...
Cut 4: LB Councilwoman Bonnie Lowenthal (:13) "I so strongly believe that there are more opportunities to negotiate, many more opportunities to negotiate before we put anyone in harm's way."