Stop wars in Iraq and Afghanistan


From Robert Greenwald and the Brave New Foundation team in the USA

Dear Friends, Colleagues and Supporters,

Today is the 7th anniversary of the U.S.-led invasion of the Iraq War.

There’s a temptation as we begin to end our combat presence in Iraq to search for a happy ending. But there has been no ‘victory’ in Iraq. We created this video as a reminder of the damage done to Iraq and to our country over the last seven years.

Moreover, we know that there will be no economic recovery here at home as long as we’re spending $100 billion a year on another war that isn’t making us any safer – the war in Afghanistan.

That’s why we’re asking everyone to report the Afghanistan War as an example of waste, fraud and abuse on the White House’s official economic recovery website, Recovery.gov, today. Simply scroll down to the field marked “What” and paste this message into the text box:

“I’d like to report the waste of billions of dollars of our national wealth in Afghanistan on a war that doesn’t make us safer. It’s fraud to portray this as a war that increases our security, and it’s abusive of U.S. troops and local civilians to drag out this war any longer. End the war so we can have real economic recovery.”

Thanks to Bush, the invasion and occupation of Iraq has been a massive waste of human life and treasure. Let’s not let the Obama administration make the same mistake again in Afghanistan.

From the Rethink Afghanistan War site in the USA:

We need your help in letting the administration know that we understand the damage done to Iraq and to our country over the last seven years. We know, as well, that there will be no economic recovery here at home as long as we’re spending $100 billion a year on another war that isn’t making us any safer – the war in Afghanistan.

That’s why we’re asking everyone to report the Iraq and Afghanistan wars as an example of waste, fraud and abuse on Recovery.gov today. Simply scroll down to the field marked “What” and paste this message into the text box:

“I’d like to report the waste of trillions of dollars of our national wealth on wars in Iraq and Afghanistan that don’t make us safe. It’s fraud to portray these as wars that increase our security, and it’s abusive of U.S. troops and local civilians to drag these wars out any longer. End the wars so we can have real economic recovery.”

The former UN envoy to Afghanistan has suggested that Pakistan and the US may have deliberately sabotaged efforts to find a peaceful solution to the war recently by arresting senior Taliban militants at secret peace talks: here.

4 thoughts on “Stop wars in Iraq and Afghanistan

  1. Thousands rally on anniversary of invasion of Iraq
    AP

    By MATTHEW BARAKAT, Associated Press Writer Matthew Barakat, Associated Press Writer – 42 mins ago

    WASHINGTON – Thousands are protesting in the nation’s capital on the seventh anniversary of the invasion of Iraq, carrying signs reading “Indict Bush Now” and flag-draped cardboard coffins.

    Protesters gathered at Lafayette Park across from the White House and planned to march through downtown. Stops on the route include military contractor Halliburton, the Mortgage Bankers Association and The Washington Post offices.

    The protest, organized by military veterans and activists Ralph Nader and Cindy Sheehan, was expected to draw smaller crowds than the tens of thousands who marched in 2006 and 2007. But organizers say momentum is building as peace protesters have become disenchanted with President Obama’s decision to send more troops into Afghanistan.

    Like

  2. AFRO-ASIAN PEOPLES’ SOLIDARITY ORGANIZATION AAPSO
    PERMANENT SECRETARIAT
    Consultative Status- ECOSOC, DPI,UNCTAD, UNIDO,UNESCO.
    Observer Status- NAM and African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights.
    89, Abdel Aziz Al-Saoud St. Manial El Roda, P.O.B.: 61-11559
    El Malek El Saleh, Cairo, Egypt
    Tel: (202) 23622946 – 23636081 Fax: (202)23637361
    E.Mail: aapso@idsc.net.eg / aapso@tedata.net.eg
    Website: http://www.aapsorg.org
    ___________________________________________________________________________________________

    Mr. Ahmed Hamrouch, president of AAPSO
    issued the following statements
    on behalf of the Permanent Secretariat

    Seven Years Since the Invasion of Iraq

    On the 20th of March, 2003, the United States invaded Iraq under the pretext that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction threatening the U.S. security. And despite the invalidity of that argument and the failure of the U.S. to provide evidence after the aggression, it launched a barbaric attack on the Iraqi people destroying every thing in its path for achieving the American objective of having a firm grip on the Iraqi oil as a very important source of energy as well as taking Iraq as a military base in the heart of the Middle East. In that way, it could impose its hegemony and threaten any power that may show hostility to it or to Israel.

    The American invasion and occupation of Iraq resulted in consequences that seriously harmed the Iraqi people. Sectarian divisions flared up; Shiite-Sunni conflicts erupted claiming the lives of hundreds of civilians; the Iranian infiltration also increased in Iraq; Al-Qaeda emerged in Iraq where it had no existence before. That chaos which Iraq is going through has led to the fleeing of thousands outside the country.

    The U.S. existence did not end the existence of the weapons of mass destructions which originally had no existence from the very beginning. Nor did it put an end to the dictatorial regime in Iraq. The Iraqi people are currently living under hard circumstances that threaten the lives of their individuals.
    The U.S. invasion did not save the Iraqi people, but it rather subjugated them to the U.S. schemes and interests.

    Marking the 7th year of occupation, the Afro-Asian Peoples’ Solidarity Organization (AAPSO), which has constantly stood by the Iraqi people and condemned that colonial invasion launched under the name of “the pre-emptive war”, affirms its solidarity with the Iraqi people and hails all the valiant struggles taken up by the Iraqi people in pursuance of liberating their territory and gaining independence. AAPSO further demands the departure of the occupation forces and the return of the Iraqi sovereignty to the hands of the Iraqis.

    Like

  3. Pingback: Pro-peace actor Mark Rylance gets Oscar | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  4. Pingback: United States CEOs getting richer | Dear Kitty. Some blog

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.