Re: [armchairactivist] Urgent: Vote NO on Preemptive Attack of Iraq
----- Original Message -----
From: "James Nimmo" <violadamore2@...>
Sent: Saturday, September 28, 2002 10:21 PM
Subject: Re: [armchairactivist] Urgent: Vote NO on Preemptive Attack of Iraq
> --- Natalie Davis <natalied@...> wrote:
> > Congress will soon consider a resolution drafted by the
> > Bush
> > administration endorsing preemptive US military action
> > against Iraq.
> > Tell your members of Congress to reject President Bush's
> > premature
> > request and to delay consideration of military action
> > until it is
> > clear whether effective inspections will resume in Iraq
> > and until the
> > UN Security Council decides how to enforce Iraq's
> > compliance with
> > existing UN resolutions.
> > TAKE ACTION TODAY!
> > The best way is to make a quick call to your
> > representatives. Call
> > the Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121 and ask to be
> > connected.
> > To send the message below to your representatives, simply
> > hit REPLY
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> > Dear [Your legisator's name will be inserted]:
> > I am writing to ask you to reject President Bush's
> > premature request
> > for authorization of military action against Iraq. I urge
> > you to
> > delay consideration of military action until it is clear
> > whether
> > effective inspections will resume in Iraq and until the
> > UN Security
> > Council decides how to enforce Iraq's compliance with
> > existing UN
> > resolutions.
> > Iraq must comply with all relevant United Nations (UN)
> > resolutions
> > and allow unfettered inspections to determine whether it
> > has
> > eliminated its nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons
> > programs.It
> > is also clear that establishing effective controls on
> > weapons of mass
> > destruction will require a strong international
> > non-proliferation
> > regime-one based on the rule of law, supported by the
> > international
> > community, and enforced by the UN Security Council.
> > The use of armed force against Iraq should be considered
> > only as a
> > last resort, and solely to enforce disarmament or to
> > prevent renewed
> > Iraqi aggression. It should be considered only if Iraq
> > again
> > frustrates UN inspections, seeks to prevent the
> > destruction of any
> > prohibited weapons or facilities, or prepares to attack
> > others. Even
> > if such conditions are met, the use of force should be
> > authorized by
> > the UN Security Council.
> > The United States should now work to gain UN Security
> > Council
> > approval for the immediate resumption of inspections with
> > no
> > conditions and, if effective inspections do not proceed,
> > for efforts
> > to enforce Iraqi disarmament.
> > Sincerely
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