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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

[haw-info] Oppose US Military Intervention in Iraq

Send A Message Today!
Call the White House:
Tell Members of Congress to:
Oppose US Military Intervention in Iraq and Syria
Oppose the $ 571 Billion Defense Appropriations Bill

Congressional Switchboard: 202-224-3121
As the situation in Iraq deteriorates, the "never learn" caucus is demanding US military intervention in the form of ground troops, air strikes, Special Operations and weapons deliveries. In the last two days, President Obama has begun sending small numbers of troops into the area. More are expected.

The unfolding tragedy in Iraq is a direct consequence of the illegal American invasion and occupation of that country. The least helpful idea is for the United States to involve itself militarily in Iraq or Syria. US military intervention, whether directly or by providing arms, will increase the suffering of people in those countries and enhance the risk of a wider regional conflict.
This week the House of Representatives is set to pass a $571 billion Defense Appropriations bill. Our oversized military drains resources from urgent domestic needs. The United States spends more money on warfare than the next eight countries combined and military action continues to be the default response to international crisis. Too many members of Congress claim to oppose war and then quietly pass outlandish military budgets. The proposed FY 2015 Defense Appropriations bill far exceeds what is needed militarily to protect our country. http://appropriations.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=381446
Please Call your Reps today and tell them:
No to $571 Billion FY 2015 Defense Appropriations bill !
No to Military Intervention in Iraq or Syria !


 Call the White House!
 White House Switchboard : 202-456-1111


Let the President Obama know you oppose military intervention of any kind and urge him to seek a diplomatic solution. White House
Carolyn Eisenberg and Margaret Power for Historians Against the War Steering Committee
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