Evergreene Digest: Emergency — Another Iraq War Vote Coming! and The Fall of Iraq: What You’re Not Being Told

We need to say NO. American combat forces didn’t help last time and they won’t help this time. What is happening in Iraq is tragic and awful, but we should use the Hippocratic oath for foreign policy — first do no harm. Please join us.

Alan Grayson <alangrayson@graysonforcongress.com>

Evergreene Digest Editor’s Note: Even though you may not get this in time to reply, sign this   petition anyway. It is yet another way you have to communicate to Congress that you do not support a re-invasion of Iraq.

Thu, 19 Jun 2014 | I have some big news. The U.S. House of Representatives is going to vote on whether to send combat forces to Iraq. Yes, I’ve checked the date, and yes, it’s 2014.

My colleague, Congresswoman Barbara Lee, will offer two amendments on the defense spending bill today or tomorrow. Both of these amendments will prevent funding for war in Iraq. I need you to sign this emergency petition supporting Congresswoman Lee’s amendments.


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Although Rep. Lee was the only member to vote against the Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF) in 2001, she won’t be alone this time.  I will also stand up to say “No!”  The more names we add to the petition, the more members of Congress will come out in opposition, too.

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We need to say NO. American combat forces didn’t help last time and they won’t help this time. What is happening in Iraq is tragic and awful, but we should use the Hippocratic oath for foreign policy — first do no harm. Please join us.

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Here are the gory details of the amendments. The first eliminates funding for the Authorization of the Use of Military Force in Iraq, which is basically our declaration of war made in 2002. The second eliminates funding for ‘combat troops’ in Iraq.

Join us.

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Maybe Congress will get it right this time, after getting it so, so wrong last time. At the very least, since I’m in Congress this time, you can count on me to support peace. We also have a President not named Bush, and he actually listens to reason.

But tens of thousands of you pushing is essential!

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This is an emergency. Send this to your friends. Send this to your family. Post this on Facebook, on Twitter, on whatever newfangled services are out there.

If you know any reporters or bloggers, send this to them. Yes, this is real breaking news.

We may win the vote, or we may not. But if we don’t advocate peace, we won’t get peace. So let’s do this. Together.

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Courage,

Alan Grayson is the United States Representative for Florida’s 9th congressional district and a member of the Democratic Party. He previously served as Representative for Florida’s 8th congressional district from 2009 to 2011. 

Related:

Emergency demonstrations nationwide: No New U.S. War on Iraq!  ANSWER Coalition <info@answercoalition.org>

  • Actions at the White House in D.C., in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Albuquerque, Sacramento and many more cities on June 20 and 21!
  • We in the anti-war movement fought too long and too hard to prevent and end that illegal and unjust war. We cannot sit by idly today when the Pentagon may be about to open a new chapter in its history of death and destruction.
  • Attack On Iraq

The Fall of Iraq: What You’re Not Being Told

  • Iraq is descending into chaos, but not for the reasons you’re being fed by the politicians and the mainstream media.
  • An article from The Greanville Post divulges all the background information on the chaos in Iraq that’s being kept out of the corporate media, including an overview of past US interference. 
  • Iraq War Boosters Get Second Chance In Media Spotlight

willkane, Greanville Post

June 19, 2014 | In June of 2014 the world watched in shock as an Islamic militant group operating under the name of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (or ISIS), took control of Mosul, Baiji and Tikrit and began pushing south to Baghdad. Fallujah has been under their control since January.

[Note they are also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant or ISIL]

Iraqi military and police put up very little resistance in spite of the fact that they greatly outnumbered the militants. Most fled their posts and left their uniforms and weapons behind, those who didn’t were killed.

Full story … 

Related:

Iraq War Boosters Get Second Chance In Media SpotlightMichael CalderoneHuffington Post

  • This is the American corporate media at its perpetual game, manipulating public opinion as always, against the public interest– favoring transnational corporations and transnational investors who don’t give a damn about this country, or anything beyond their profits.
  • Report from Iraq: U.S. Invasion in 2003 Helped Set Path for Crisis Pulling Nation Apart

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