for a little quiz…
who said this?
But we must never forget: This is not a war of choice. This is
a war of necessity. Those who attacked America on 9/11 are plotting
to do so again. If left unchecked, the Taliban insurgency will mean
an even larger safe haven from which al Qaeda would plot to kill
more Americans. So this is not only a war worth fighting. This is
a -- this is fundamental to the defense of our people." *
it wasn't George Bush. It was our current President, Barack
Obama, parroting Bush's position on endless war in the Middle
East. While the media is focused on the controversial
elections in Afghanistan, we need to remind Obama that this
is indeed a war of choice, and that he needs to choose to
bring our troops home and give the US people his exit strategy.
up to join our Afghanistan action team. We'll begin with
a media blitz from September 14-18, timed to honor the anniversary
of Barbara Lee's courageous vote against the war. Then we will
join in anti-war activities the week of October 5th - 10th marking
the 8th anniversary of the invasion.
to Afghanistan at the end of September to bring back
the voices and stories of the women. So they can no longer be used
to fund the war. Click
here to support our trip.
new Washington Post-ABC news poll reveals that the majority
of Americans think the war in Afghanistan is not worth fighting,
and a recent
video from Brave New Films shows how members of Obama's
own administration believe that the war is only fueling more terrorism.
both public and military opinion on our side, we need Obama to feel
our heat so he can realize how misguided he is about this war. Now
is the time for us to quiz ourselves and ask what we can do to affect
Obama's position on Afghanistan. Join
our action team, together we will raise our voices. There
is too much talk about a missing anti-war movement on Afghanistan…let
them hear us load and clear.
our voices for peace,
Dana, Farida, Gael, Gayle, Janet, Jean, Jodie,
Medea, Nancy K, Nancy
M, Paris, Rae and Whitney
* thanks to Mark Haim,
director of Missouri Peaceworks for sending us this distressing