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
29472 4 months ago Russ Green Upper Lake, CA
29471 4 months ago Larry McChesney Warren, CT This is a "war" that will continue FOREVER! Please, do not get involved there again. Those folks don't really want to fight for their own country, so why should we go fight and die there?
29470 5 months ago rebecca campbell toronto, ON
29469 5 months ago Alvena Pauls Abbotsford, BC
29468 8 months ago Barbara Baker Poulsbo, WA
29467 8 months ago Anonymous Saratoga Springs, UT AND, please remind the American stupid/memory loss citizens of WHO started the Middle East "wars". And the cost which is also so easily forgotten. Obama, YOU did NOT start this war. In complying wi...
29466 8 months ago Patrick Sennello Zephyr Cove, NV
29465 9 months ago Brian V Calgary, AB
29464 9 months ago Sam You San Antonio, TX
29463 9 months ago NM Porter Ypsilanti, MI
29462 10 months ago wes howard Mesquite, TX
29461 11 months ago Sam Miller Phoenixville, PA
29460 11 months ago Sarah Domokos Longmont, CO
29459 11 months ago Anonymous lafayette, IN The way of peace they have not known!How do you teach love to a race of barbarians?
29458 11 months ago Anonymous Carlisle, PA
29457 11 months ago Ernest Thayer San Francisco, CA
29456 11 months ago Stacey Cannon Salisbury, NC
29455 11 months ago Niija Williams Miami, FL
29454 11 months ago Loree Mezzanatto CA
29453 11 months ago Micaƫl St-Denis Chute-Saint-Philippe, QC Ensembles pour l'Amour!!!
29452 12 months ago Joe Salazar Santa Rosa, CA
29451 12 months ago Martin Roos Burlington, MA
29450 12 months ago Anonymous NY
29449 12 months ago JM Kirby Brooklyn, NY
29448 12 months 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.
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