Got this in email this morning from Moveon.org. They’re gathering signatures to present to Congress to show that the public doesn’t support killing our own boys to justify BushII’s continuation of his daddy’s vendetta against Saddam.
Now, nobody thinks that Saddam is a good guy, but since all of the experts have admitted that he is no danger to the US, his neighbors, the region or the world, it hardly seems like a good idea to send 300,000 American soldiers into the desert. Even leading republicans, who can normally be trusted to bang the war drum, are against this whole idea.
The Bush White House is aggressively promoting war on Iraq, against
the advice of its diplomats, and without strong support from Congress,
the American public, or our allies.
Today we are launching a petition to oppose a war that would likely
undermine both national and world security. Let’s show our
representatives that they have strong public support to stop this war.
If you sign today, your comments will be hand-delivered to your
Senators as part of a national day of action next week. We’re
organizing constituent meetings with Senate offices everywhere.
It’s important that we speak out against a war in which many of our
young people, and likely many more innocent Iraqis, would die.
Even top Republican leaders are publicly questioning a war:
Brent Scowcroft, the former National Security Advisor, says a U.S.
invasion of Iraq “could turn the whole region into a cauldron and,
thus, destroy the war on terrorism.” He also says “there is scant
evidence to tie Saddam to terrorist organizations, and even less to
the Sept. 11 attacks.”
Senator Chuck Hagel (R-NE) says the CIA has “absolutely no evidence”
that Iraq possesses or will soon possess nuclear weapons.
Henry Kissinger says, “The notion of justified pre- emption runs
counter to modern international law, which sanctions the use of force
in self-defense only against actual — not potential — threats.”
Kissinger also says, “American military intervention in Iraq would be
supported only grudgingly, if at all, by most European allies.”
Dick Armey, the House Majority Leader (R-TX-26), says, “I don’t believe
that America will justifiably make an unprovoked attack on another
nation. It would not be consistent with what we have been as a nation
or what we should be as a nation.”
We’ve got to speak out too.
Sign the petition at: http://www.moveon.org/nowar/