We oppose the terrorist attacks of September 11 that killed nearly 3,000
people. We also oppose the military invasion of Afghanistan that began
October 7, 2001. Like the September 11 attacks, the invasion of Afghanistan
has destroyed much and taken the lives of thousands men, women, and
children. And the U.S. has failed to fulfill its promise to rebuild Afghanistan.A war with Iraq would cost as much as $100 billion dollars, money
that is needed for education, housing, and health care. The U.S. government
does not have any convincing reasons to invade Iraq. As the Bush
administration admits, there is no evidence that Saddam Hussein was
connected to al Qaeda or the September 11 attacks and charges that Iraq
possesses nuclear weapons are unsubstantiated. That is why there is
widespread opposition throughout the world to this war.
Iraq is more than Saddam Hussein. It is a country of 25 million people
who have been suffering both at Hussein™s hands and those of the U.S. As
many as a million Iraqis have died - including hundreds of thousands of
children - due to a decade of U.S. bombings and sanctions. Thousands
more will die if the U.S. invades. We call for the resolution of this crisis
through international diplomacy and for the elimination of all weapons of
mass destruction in the world.
Our actions will make a difference. Widespread opposition got the
U.S. to pull out of Vietnam and prevented an invasion of Nicaragua. We
can and must stop this drive to invade Iraq. We invite you to join us.