February 11, 2003

OF COURSE, BY THE TIME THEY SEND THIS, FRANCE WILL HAVE BETRAYED THEM:

Open Letter to Europe: Many of us in America are doing everything in our power to change our government's policy toward Iraq. However, we fear this war cannot be stopped without the strong support of the people of European nations. Please sign this letter/petition thanking our friends in Europe and asking them to stand in solidarity with us this weekend against the Bush administration's push to make war on Iraq. (MoveOn.org and AlterNet.org)
THE PETITION LETTER

Dear friends,

We, the undersigned citizens of the United States of America, are writing to ask for your help.

We are already grateful for your principled opposition to our government's misguided and dangerous policy toward Iraq. Despite the deceptive claims of the Bush Administration and the poor coverage of the crisis by our media, huge numbers of Americans have evaluated the facts for themselves and join with you to oppose our government's drive toward war.

Like many of you, we believe that war will not lead to future peace in the Middle East but to more violence and death -- not just in Iraq but eventually throughout the region, as well as in the United States and across the globe. With you, we believe that war will not bring about the liberation of the Iraqi people but visit upon them even greater catastrophe than in the past. [...]

Finally, we ask that, when the threat of war recedes, you join together with us in non-violent efforts to help the long-suffering Iraqi people in their struggle for democracy and freedom.


What non-violent efforts? Are they protesting in front of Iraqi embassies, demanding that Saddam honor the UN Resolution that requires him to liberalize Iraq's government? What are they doing to free Iraq? Posted by Orrin Judd at February 11, 2003 10:20 PM
Comments

Mr. Judd;



Their hearts are pure and they think pure thoughts about the freedom of the Iraqi people. Some have even spoken in public
about these thoughts. Please don't drag mundane concerns like "effectiveness" into this purely ethical issue.

Posted by: Annoying Old Guy at February 12, 2003 12:36 PM
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