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Hartford Councilman Larry Deutsch (Ken Krayeske photo)

In the days before the war, activists stuffed Hartford City Hall’s second floor Common Council chambers. The protestors carried signs and filled the tiny room to the brim in hopes that their presence would embolden City Council to pass an anti-war resolution before the invasion of Iraq.

Unfortunately, then-councilor Elizabeth Horton-Sheff’s resolution failed, 5-4. Mayor Eddie Perez didn’t stand behind it, and some councilors, even though opposed to the war, said their duty wasn’t foreign policy.

Fast forward to Monday, March 10, 2008, approaching the fifth anniversay of the U.S. invasion of Iraq, and now Working Families Party councilman Dr. Larry Deutsch puts an anti-war resolution on the table, item #39.

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Ken Krayeske is an attorney in Hartford.

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