Will U.S. Mayors Vote Against War?
Senate Armed Services Chair Carl Levin--a Democrat from Michigan--had just put down the gavel, marking the end of the confirmation hearing for Leon Panetta to be the next Secretary of Defense, when Detroit-born CODEPINK activist Tighe Barry jumped up. "Shame on you, Senator Levin, for supporting endless wars while Detroit is dying," he shouted. "Your constituents are eating cat food while you're funding a champagne war." Levin shook his head in disgust, dismissing Barry as some kind of kook, and walked out of the room.