Barack Obama is leading our country into war with excuses and evidence every bit as flimsy as the certainty of “Weapons of Mass Destruction” that George W. Bush used to justify invading Iraq. And probably just as dishonest…credible reports at that time from foreign intelligence said there were no WMDs. Bush pushed on, and Obama seems poised to do the same. The media is already giving him cover…opinion pieces today from the right (Eliot Cohen) and the left (Eugene Robinson) say that Obama simply has no choice. He created a “red line” that has been crossed, and must respond.
The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff has indicated publicly that this is a bad idea (for which Cohen chastised him).
The Green Party of Delaware opposes any U.S. military action in Syria.
We find the Obama administration’s moral standing dubious. We see the likelihood of even more civilian casualties in that war-torn country. We see our own military personnel returning maimed or in body bags. We see the waste of resources desperately needed at home. We see scant support here at home, with the most recent poll showing only 9% of Americans supporting intervention.
And we see there is no legal justification.
On Wednesday, August 28, President Obama is scheduled to address the nation from the steps of Lincoln Memorial, commemorating Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech. King was a pacifist, who expanded his concerns to include opposition to the Vietnam War and the machine that profited from it. The contrast and contradiction could not be more stark.
Join GPDE in opposing U.S. military action in Syria.
Let President Obama know that you are opposed.