ACTION ALERT: Donít Destroy Iraq in Order to Liberate It
April 28, 2004
Michael Kieschnick, President, Working Assets
The US military attacks on Fallujah, Najaf and other Iraqi cities is destroying buildings, homes, lives and the possibility of a safe and secure future for Iraq. Not even Saddam Hussein had the temerity to bomb an Iraqi city. Send a message to the White House.
(April 27, 2004) -- Heavy fighting has begun again in Fallujah and the Shiite holy city of Najaf. The fighting is likely to be so brutal that we will destroy the cities in order to save them.
And it seems certain that hundreds of American soldiers will die and thousands of Iraqis ó both insurgents and civilian bystanders ó will die uncounted.
Lakhdar Brahimi, the UN Special Envoy to Iraq, is hard at work attempting to piece together a coalition government that can take sovereignty from the United States.
He has argued that this is not possible if American troops go on the offensive again. There must be a political solution, and the negotiations now under way must be given sufficient time to succeed.
The attacks on Najaf and Fallujah will serve no one except the most extreme elements, cost lives unnecessarily, and work against the Bush Administration's stated goal of transferring power to an interim government on June 30th.
" Click here to tell President Bush to stand down the troops and leave Iraq's holy sites and mosques alone."
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