Tell President Obama: Do Not Use Military Force in Iraq

As Iraq suffers again from a bloody sectarian conflict and potential civil war, many of the same pundits and politicians who supported the US invasion in 2003 are again advocating for military intervention. This is the wrong response. As Katrina vanden Heuvel wrote in her column for The Washington Post, "We learned in 2003 that when we move in with guns blazing, we tend to spark a lot more fires than we extinguish. In 2014, we cannot afford to learn this same lesson."

There have been numerous reports that President Obama is considering military involvement in Iraq. Even if limited to airstrikes, military action would inflame sectarian divisions in the country and would almost certainly kill civilians. Join The Nation, RootsAction and Iraq Veterans Against the War in telling the president to not use military force in Iraq.

An Iraqi funeral
An Iraqi mourner waves an old flag of Iraq during the funerals of victims killed in clashes with security forces in Falluja, January 26, 2013. (REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani)

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Number Date Name Location
29445 17 hours ago erin yarrobino OZINE PARK, NY
29444 17 hours ago erin yarrobino OZINE PARK, NY
29443 1 day ago Joe Salazar Santa Rosa, CA
29442 2 days ago Martin Roos Burlington, MA
29441 5 days ago Anonymous NY
29440 1 week ago JM Kirby Brooklyn, NY
29439 1 week ago Julie Austin Los Angeles, CA Enough is enough!! They need to come to a resolution of the conflict themselves or it won't hold.
29438 1 week ago K. Arnone Brooklyn, NY
29437 1 week ago Antonia Dempsey St. Anthony, MN
29436 1 week ago Barry De Jasu Montague, MA We have created such a mess in the Near East. We always wind up support in the worst people.
29435 1 week ago Stefano Monti Somerville, MA
29434 1 week ago larisa Cummings berkeley, CA
29433 2 weeks ago Joel Trupin Marshfield, VT
29432 2 weeks ago Clifford Provost New York, NY
29431 2 weeks ago laura buffi MA There is no military solution and U.S. military intervention will only inflame the already dire situation. We should offer humanitarian aid and advocate for regional political cooperation.
29430 2 weeks ago Eric Mallory Madison, WI
29429 2 weeks ago Richard Steinberger Incline Village, NV
29428 2 weeks ago A Bourke IL
29427 2 weeks ago Robert Vick Seattle, WA
29426 2 weeks ago Geoffrey Glass Williamsburg, VA
29425 2 weeks ago Mark Asch Bronx, NY
29424 2 weeks ago Chuck O'Neil Audubon, NJ Bombing ISIS will kill civilians and make matters worse. How many failed military attacks do we need to realize they don't resolve problems?
29423 2 weeks ago Anonymous KS
29422 2 weeks ago kiran Vijayan TX No
29421 2 weeks ago Katharine Hay Anacortes, WA Our military involvement has always inflamed resistance and opposition. There is no reason to believe that won't be the case now. This region needs no inflammation from outside.
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