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Obama The Corporate Warmonger

August 21, 2009
August 21, 2009

Time for a little quiz…

Guess who said this?

But we must never forget: This is not a war of choice. This is a war of necessity. Those who attacked America on 9/11 are plotting to do so again. If left unchecked, the Taliban insurgency will mean an even larger safe haven from which al Qaeda would plot to kill more Americans. So this is not only a war worth fighting. This is a — this is fundamental to the defense of our people.”

No, it wasn’t George Bush. It was our current President, Barack Obama, parroting Bush’s position on endless war in the Middle East. While the media is focused on the controversial elections in Afghanistan, we need to remind Obama that this is indeed a war of choice, and that he needs to choose to bring our troops home and give the US people his exit strategy.

Sign up to join our Afghanistan action team. We’ll begin with a media blitz from September 14-18, timed to honor the anniversary of Barbara Lee’s courageous vote against the war. Then we will join in anti-war activities the week of October 5th – 10th marking the 8th anniversary of the invasion.

CODEPINK is traveling to Afghanistan at the end of September to bring back the voices and stories of the women. So they can no longer be used to fund the war. Click here to support our trip.

A new Washington Post-ABC news poll reveals that the majority of Americans think the war in Afghanistan is not worth fighting, and a recent video from Brave New Films shows how members of Obama’s own administration believe that the war is only fueling more terrorism.

With both public and military opinion on our side, we need Obama to feel our heat so he can realize how misguided he is about this war. Now is the time for us to quiz ourselves and ask what we can do to affect Obama’s position on Afghanistan. Join our action team, together we will raise our voices. There is too much talk about a missing anti-war movement on Afghanistan…let them hear us load and clear.

Raising our voices for peace,
Dana, Farida, Gael, Gayle, Janet, Jean, Jodie, Medea, Nancy K, Nancy M, Paris, Rae and Whitney

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