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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29392 18 hours ago Anonymous Cleveland, OH
29391 23 hours ago Anonymous Salt Lake City, UT
29390 1 day ago G. Bommelaere Colorado Springs, CO
29389 1 day ago G. Bommelaere Colorado Springs, CO
29388 2 days ago Ed Fisher MD
29387 2 days ago Mike Franek Millstone, WV
29386 3 days ago Claudia de la Rosa-Fuller LA
29385 3 days ago Jan Cavanaugh PA If war is not the answer, what is? Justice.
29384 4 days ago Anonymous seattle, WA
29383 4 days ago Rob White halifax, NS
29382 5 days ago Aurea ndrade Lorena, ot
29381 5 days ago Robert Ryan Glendale, AZ
29380 6 days ago Loren Sterman OR
29379 6 days ago c brown AUSTIN, TX war is not the answer. A war only benefits the US defense industry.
29378 6 days ago Clifford Provost New York, NY
29377 6 days ago Robert Ryan Glendale, AZ
29376 6 days ago Peter Warnick Midvale, UT
29375 7 days ago Desiree Whitney Columbus , OH
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