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
29461 2 weeks ago Wes Howard Mesquite, TX
29460 3 weeks ago Ellen Wasfi Dover, DE
29459 3 weeks ago Ellen Wasfi Dover, DE
29458 1 month ago Sam Miller Phoenixville, PA
29457 1 month ago Sarah Domokos Longmont, CO
29456 1 month ago Honour Horne-Jaruk Kettering, OH
29455 1 month ago Anonymous lafayette, IN The way of peace they have not known!How do you teach love to a race of barbarians?
29454 1 month ago Anonymous Carlisle, PA
29453 1 month ago Ernest Thayer San Francisco, CA
29452 1 month ago Stacey Cannon Salisbury, NC
29451 1 month ago Ellen Wasfi Dover, DE
29450 1 month ago Terri Sufka Sauk Rapids, MN Dear President Obama,

Before I wrote to you against another war in Iraq because I didn't want you to have a bad name like former President Bush II. Now it is more because I don't want to p...
29449 1 month ago Terri Sufka Sauk Rapids, MN Hello President Obama,

I voted for you two times. I believed in you. I think you should leave the mess that is Iraq today up to the United Nations to decide and have nothing to do with th...
29448 1 month ago Niija Williams Miami, FL
29447 1 month ago Loree Mezzanatto CA
29446 1 month ago Micaƫl St-Denis Chute-Saint-Philippe, QC Ensembles pour l'Amour!!!
29445 1 month ago erin yarrobino OZINE PARK, NY
29444 1 month ago erin yarrobino OZINE PARK, NY
29443 2 months ago Joe Salazar Santa Rosa, CA
29442 2 months ago Martin Roos Burlington, MA
29441 2 months ago Anonymous NY
29440 2 months ago JM Kirby Brooklyn, NY
29439 2 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.
29438 2 months ago K. Arnone Brooklyn, NY
29437 2 months ago Antonia Dempsey St. Anthony, MN
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