Once again our leaders are taking us down the path to war with no end game in sight. We are embarking on another disastrous war in the Middle East, ignoring the lessons of Iraq and Afghanistan that there is no military solution to end these civil wars. Further, air strikes will only fuel Arab anger and increase terrorist recruitment. Air strikes may sometimes take out their targets, they always kill civilians. Rather than air strikes the U.S. should use its leverage and power for negotiations. A long term political solution is required that includes the U.N., all parties in the countries surrounding Iraq (who don’t seem to eager to join us) and yes, Iran and Russia. We have our issues with them, but they are power players in the region and have their own reasons to fear ISIS.
We cannot afford another decade of war. It will drain resources desperately needed here at home and take its toll on our democracy. Only the American people can stop another war. Take 5 minutes to call your representatives in Congress (Senators Schumer & Gillibrand & Rep. Israel) at 202-224-3121.
Share this message. Urge them to vote no on this dangerous path to war.
Chair Great Neck SANE/Peace Action