Stand up and be counted!
Sign this petition if you believe that US troops must withdraw immediately
from Iraq. The reasons are clear to see and are listed below:
occupation of Iraq has not liberated the Iraqi people, but has
made life worse for most Iraqis.
Tens of thousands
of U.S. service people have been killed or maimed, and hundreds
of thousands of innocent Iraqis have lost their lives as a result
of the U.S. invasion in 2003, the ongoing occupation, and the
violence unleashed by them.
has been destroyed, and U.S. plans for reconstruction abandoned.
There is less electricity, less clean drinking water, and more
unemployment today than before the U.S. invasion.
All of the
justifications initially provided by the U.S. for waging war on
Iraq have been exposed as lies; the real reasons for the invasion
to control Iraq's oil reserves and to increase U.S. strategic
influence in the region now stand revealed.
administration has insisted again and again that stability, democracy,
and prosperity are around the next bend in the road. But with
each day that the U.S. stays, the violence and lack of security
facing Iraqis worsen. The U.S. says that it cannot withdraw its
military because Iraq will collapse into civil war if it does.
But the U.S. has deliberately stoked sectarian divisions in its
ongoing attempt to install a U.S.-friendly regime, thus driving
Iraq towards civil war.
elections in the United States sent a clear message that voters
reject the Iraq war, and opinion polls show that seven in 10 Iraqis
want the U.S. to leave sooner rather than later. Even most U.S.
military and political leaders agree that staying the course in
Iraq is a policy that is bound to fail.
Yet all the
various alternative plans for Iraq now being discussed in Washington,
including those proposed by House and Senate Democrats, aren't
about withdrawing the U.S. military from Iraq. Rather, these strategies
are about continuing the pursuit of U.S. goals in Iraq and the
larger Middle East using different means.
proposal to redeploy U.S. troops outside of Iraq, a plan favored
by many Democratic Party leaders, envisions continued U.S. intervention
Secretary of State Henry Kissinger insisting that a military victory
in Iraq is no longer possible and (Ret.) Lt. Gen. William Odom
calling for "complete withdrawal" of all U.S. troops, the antiwar
movement should demand no less than the immediate withdrawal of
the U.S. military as well as reparations to the Iraqi people,
so they can rebuild their own society and genuinely determine
their own future.
call on the U.S. to get out of Iraq not in six months,
not in a year, but now.
here to sign the Out Now petition.
Stand On Iraq
nation-builder press, March 21, 2003.
"($ingapore's) inclusion is a political gesture and
does not imply they are making any practical contribution."
nation-builder press, March 20, 2003.
"...there is no doubt that $ingapore has made the pragmatic
decision to stick by the mightiest nation in the world,
regardless of the diplomatic riffs it may cause."
nation-builder press, June 9, 2003.
nation-builder press, March 12, 2004.
"$ingapore was not wrong to throw its support behind
the U.S.-led war on Iraq as the aftermath of the conflict
and resulting curbs on the spread of banned weapons has
made for a safer regional and international environment."
Note: In 2006, North Korea exploded a nuclear bomb. In December
2006, the U.S. signed an agreement to supply India with
the technology to build nuclear weapons.
nation-builder press, February 22, 2003.
"In $ingapore: Sisters Noor Jahan Ibrahim Kutty and
Shareefah were among six who turned up at the US embassy
with anti-war placards last Saturday."
Note: "At least $ingaporeans can rest easy that there
are six $ingaporeans who have courage to defend their beliefs."
WHO SPOKE AGAINST IRAQ WAR II
months ago, on Sept 3, 2002, four Muslim groups in $ingapore
asked the PAP government not to support any US-led war on
Iraq. The four groups were:
- the Singapore Islamic Scholars and Religious Teachers'
- Perdaus, a volunteer-welfare group
- the Muhammadiyah Association which runs religious classes,
welfare homes and care centres for the elderly
- Centre for Contemporary Islamic Studies
Specifically, the groups asked the government "to oppose,
or at least abstain from supporting, any possible collective
attacks on Iraq."
They said: "We support the view that all lives are precious
whether they are Iraqis, Americans or Israelis. Unfortunately,
in any attack, the innocent suffer and die at the expense
of the guilty party."
Ustaz Zhulkeflee Haji Ismail, manager of Pergas, explained
that they had made their views to "fulfil their role of
guiding the public." This is what they got for their effort...
nation-builder press, Sept 5, 2002. Dr Yaacob Ibrahim has
said nothing since the war started and no weapons of mass
destruction were found.
nation-builder press, Sept 5, 2002. Ms Irene Ng is a PAP
MP and deputy chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on
Defence and Foreign Affairs. Ms Ng has said nothing since
the war started and no weapons of mass destruction were
responding to the Muslim group's appeal, PAP MP Mr Zainudin
Nordin (Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC) said: "I believe that going
into Iraq is a security issue for the US. It is not a religious
issue." Mr Zainuddin has said nothing since the war started
and no weapons of mass destruction were found.
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Clash of Barbarisms
Bush in Babylon
Iraq: The Logic of Withdrawal
Hegemony or Survival
Iraq Veterans Against the War*
The Vagina Monologues
The Open Veins of Latin America
Edward Said Professor of Arab Studies
First Iraq War resister to refuse redeployment
God of Small Things
A People's History of the United States
* for identification