(Note: This evening, I deleted the photo of Jane sitting on the NVA anti-aircraft gun – I couldn’t stomach it being on my blog any longer).
Notorious for the anti-war views expressed during the Vietnam war (most notably in the photos that were published of her smiling as she sat on a NVA anti-aircraft gun), Jane Fonda will be reprising her role as anti-war activist, here on our own soil (for once):
Actress and activist Jane Fonda says she intends to take a cross-country bus tour to call for an end to U.S. military operations in Iraq.
“I can’t go into any detail except to say that it’s going to be pretty exciting,” she said.
Fonda, who has a home in Atlanta, said her anti-war tour in March will use a bus that runs on “vegetable oil.” She will be joined by families of Iraq war veterans and her daughter.
They plan to return to the Santa Fe area, where she was promoting her book, “My Life So Far” on Saturday.
Prompted by a question from the audience, Fonda said war veterans that she has met on a nationwide book tour have encouraged her to break her silence on the Iraq war.
“I’ve decided I’m coming out,” she said.
Hundreds of people in the audience cheered loudly when Fonda announced her intentions to join the anti-Iraq war movement.
“I have not taken a stand on any war since Vietnam,” she said. “I carry a lot of baggage from that.”
Update 3:28 p.m. ET: LaShawn: “I dare you to go to Iraq, pose for pictures with Islamofascists, and trash your country.”
Burning the midnight oil 7/26 12:59 a.m. update: Joe Gandelman humorously asks: “Question: who’s planning this trip? Karl Rove?”