Tuesday, April 01, 2003

Thug Watch

Guy gets beaten for his anti-war views.

Grafton man is recovering from a beating he received after he expressed his oppositionto the current war with Iraq in a bar.

The Taylor County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the incident, which took place March 21 outside McCauley’s Pub in Grafton. No charges have been filed.

Andrew Brown, 44, is a British veteran of the first Gulf War. He helped clear mines and booby traps from the route to Kuwait City, and later helped operate a mobile desalination

Before the alleged attack, Brown said, he questioned the wisdom of going to war with Iraq so soon. He said he and other bar patrons called British Prime Minister Tony Blair and President George Bush “idiots.”