MoveOn petition against invading Iraq

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The following is a petition I received via email on 2002-08-26; it may have been amended by the sender. Several members of my immediate family signed it, and I think I did too although I don't remember for sure. This is a significant record of what was being said about the Iraq invasion, and who was saying it, not long before it happened. (The URL given is no longer valid.) --Woozle 12:53, 18 February 2007 (EST)


The Bush White House is aggressively promoting war on Iraq, against the advice of its diplomats, and without strong support from Congress, the American public, or our allies.

Please join me in signing an online petition to oppose a war that would likely undermine both national and world security. Let's show our representatives that they have strong public support to stop this war.

If you join me in signing today, your comments will be hand-delivered to your Senators as part of a national day of action on August 28th. Constituent meetings are being organized with Senate offices everywhere.

Sign the petition at:

It's important that we speak out against a war in which many of our young people, and likely many more innocent Iraqis, would die.

Even top Republican leaders are publicly questioning a war:

Brent Scowcroft, the former National Security Advisor, says a U.S. invasion of Iraq "could turn the whole region into a cauldron and, thus, destroy the war on terrorism." He also says "there is scant evidence to tie Saddam to terrorist organizations, and even less to the Sept. 11 attacks."

Senator Chuck Hagel (R-NE) says the CIA has "absolutely no evidence" that Iraq possesses or will soon possess nuclear weapons.

Henry Kissinger says, "The notion of justified pre-emption runs counter to modern international law, which sanctions the use of force in self-defense only against actual -- not potential -- threats." Kissinger also says, "American military intervention in Iraq would be supported only grudgingly, if at all, by most European allies."

Dick Armey, the House Majority Leader (R-TX-26), says, "I don't believe that America will justifiably make an unprovoked attack on another nation. It would not be consistent with what we have been as a nation or what we should be as a nation."

We've got to speak out too. Please join me and do your part, at:

Thank you.

With hope,