FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Jennifer Wallace at jen@gpde.us or 302-588-6919
August 30, 2013

The Green Party of Delaware opposes  any military action by the United States in Syria

Asserts action would be unconstitutional, unwarranted and is wholly unsupported by the American people.

WILMINGTON, DE —  The Green Party of Delaware (GPDE) is against any military action on the part of the United States against the nation of Syria. It is the position of the GPDE, that as with the Iraq War ten years ago, intelligence reports regarding Syria are erroneous at best, and also possibly false.  Just as UN inspectors on the ground in Iraq correctly insisted the lack of Weapons of Mass Destruction, UN inspectors in Syria are finding credible evidence that chemical attacks actually came from rebel forces, not the Syrian government.

Additionally, the GPDE has noted that military intervention does not have the support of the nation’s top uniformed military commander, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Martin Dempsey (in his letter of August 19, 2013) or of the American people, with only 9% supporting military action (Reuters/Ipsos poll, August 19-23).

The GPDE further  asserts that taking military action would be illegal under the U.S. Constitution.  To quote then Senator Barack Obama, “The President does not have power under the Constitution to unilaterally authorize a military attack in a situation that does not involve stopping an actual or imminent threat to the nation”  (December 20, 2007).

President Obama has painted a “red line” of his choosing.  Pundits are claiming that the U.S. must act militarily, or we lose standing at home and abroad.  The Green Party of Delaware unequivocally disagrees; standing is lost by acting illegally and immorally, and that any military action against Syria constitutes both.

The Green Party of Delaware calls on our federal delegation, Senators Tom Carper and Chris Coons, and Representative John Carney to  publicly renounce military intervention in Syria.

For more information:

Green Party Opposes Military Intervention in Syria – Green Party

Don’t Attack Syria – Green Shadow Cabinet

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