August 09, 2014


There is even bi-partisan objection in the do-nothing Congress to dropping more bombs on Iraq. Who  has ordered the bombs--the first dropped since 2011? Nobel Peace Prize winner Barack Obama, international joke. How do you Obama apologists want to step up now and defend him? Or Iraqis don't matter because they are muslim or have tan skin or are too far away? Or we've already killed so many, what's a few more? Or is he still cleaning up Bush's mess. Or maybe I'm racist because I'm calling out our first president of color? Just another way Obama has helped to murder the Democrats as a party so that we have two parties with one policy: constant US military aggression and shafting working Americans in favor of the corporations which line their pockets.

COUNCIL FOR A LIVABLE WAR: "This morning, the U.S. military launched airstrikes on targets in northern Iraq in an effort to counter the Islamic militants who call themselves the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). These are the first U.S. bombs dropped on Iraq since we ended the war in 2011.
There is no military solution to the awful events unfolding in Iraq. It’s imperative that the U.S. refrain from getting pulled back into war in the Middle East.
U.S. involvement in Iraq has gone from a few hundred troops, to a few hundred more, to – as of this morning – dropping bombs.
While it’s important for us to protect U.S. personnel in Iraq, and provide non-lethal humanitarian assistance to help the victims there, another U.S.-led military campaign cannot solve Iraq’s situation in the long term.
This isn’t a war we can win: Bombs will not end the conflict and they risk doing more harm than good. Let’s not fight it at all.
Republicans and Democrats in Congress agree with us: just a few weeks ago, the House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a bipartisan resolution that called for Congress to vote on any expanded military engagement in Iraq. This shows extraordinary across-the-board opposition to a new war.