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Pacifica Peace Editorial

Presented at the iPNB meeting in Houston September 20 - 22, 2002

From: http://www.pacifica.org/news/021001_PeaceEditorial.html


The drumbeats of war are once again being heard from the nation’s capital. As the Bush Administration makes its case for war against Iraq, the Pentagon maps out its military options. While a few members of Congress, the only body that has the Constitutional right to declare war, raise their voices in opposition to Bush’s plans, most are either eerily silent on this most pressing matter or lining up to support all out war.

A new war against Iraq could lead to the death hundreds of thousands of Iraqi children, women and men, compounding the devastation that more than a decade of sanctions prohibiting access to medicine and other essentials has already wrought. A new war against Iraq could cost at least 100 billion dollars. Our government already spends 5 million dollars each day for military actions and economic warfare against the people of Iraq.

Governments and non-governmental organizations around the world have urged the Bush Administration to change its course, to stop its planning for war. Throughout the United States, each day more people express their opposition to this war. We join this growing movement.

The Pacifica Foundation calls for a peaceful, negotiated resolution of any conflicts between our country and Iraq. We urge our government to work through the structures of international law and to base foreign policy decisions on respect for the sovereign rights of all nations.

Before it is too late, we call for action…action to stop the drive toward war. Make your voice heard today! It is time to flood our representatives with calls opposing this war! Call the Congressional switchboard at 800-839-5276, that’s 800-839-5276. And call the White House comment line at 202-456-1111, that’s 202-456-1111.

For more suggestions on steps you can take to help stop this war, visit Pacifica’s website at www.pacifica.org. Let us work together to stop this war before it starts!

This has been an editorial of the Pacifica Foundation.

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