Reverse the Military Escalation in Iraq

Tell President Obama to reverse the military escalation in Iraq and to seek political solutions instead!

Dear President Obama,

You have often said “there is no military solution” to the ISIS crisis, yet the U.S. strategy has relied almost solely on military action. Here are some non-military steps the US could take to curtail the growing power of ISIS:

  • Freeze the bank accounts of ISIS funders.
  • Negotiate partnerships with villages where oil pipelines run to cut ISIS oil revenues.
  • Work with partners in Europe and Turkey to stem the flow of Western recruits.
  • In Syria, convene rebel groups, the regime, civil society activists, and regional players like Turkey, Iran, Russia, and the Gulf States to restart negotiations for a political solution to the war.
  • In Iraq, condition all further assistance on the development of a more inclusive political order that protects the country’s minorities.
  • Link its nuclear negotiations with Iran to a pledge from Tehran to rein in the Iranian-backed militias most likely to sow sectarian discord in Iraq.
  • Dramatically increase its support for the United Nations’ badly underfunded humanitarian assistance programs for both Syrian and Iraqi refugees.

We’ve been spending $8 million an hour on this war since 2001. We simply can’t afford it—and it doesn’t work. Please stop the escalation of US military presence in Iraq and work to promote real political solutions.

 

Who's signing

Ralph Timberlake
Malcolm Nazareth
Janet Aldridge
Jovanni Reyes
Barbara Troxell
hirrah javed
Joanne Blythe
Ken Berry
Ann Bein
Stephanie Dinges
Eileen Weisinger
Anne Cadenasso
Rael Nidess MD
Olivia Hemming
Laurie Calhoun
Ruth van Veenendaal
Ernest Goitein
joe anderson
Elizabeth Smith
Raymond Wager
Tim Cullison
Melody Heart
Hank Ronan
Bil Lewis
Randy Ziglar
Gemma Scharfenberger
Sarah Foster
2,180 signatures

Will you sign?

Comments

  • Ralph Timberlake
    signed 2015-06-12 19:55:07 -0400
  • Malcolm Nazareth
    signed 2015-06-12 19:54:38 -0400
  • Janet Aldridge
    signed 2015-06-12 19:53:41 -0400
  • Jovanni Reyes
    signed via 2015-06-12 19:29:59 -0400
  • Barbara Troxell
    signed 2015-06-12 19:21:27 -0400
  • hirrah javed
    signed 2015-06-12 19:18:23 -0400
  • Joanne Blythe
    signed 2015-06-12 19:15:54 -0400
  • Ken Berry
    signed 2015-06-12 18:59:35 -0400
  • Ann Bein
    signed 2015-06-12 18:59:22 -0400
  • Stephanie Dinges
    signed 2015-06-12 18:54:06 -0400
  • Eileen Weisinger
    signed 2015-06-12 18:47:16 -0400
  • Anne Cadenasso
    signed 2015-06-12 18:26:25 -0400
  • Rael Nidess MD
    signed 2015-06-12 18:22:17 -0400
  • Olivia Hemming
    signed 2015-06-12 18:20:27 -0400
  • Laurie Calhoun
    @laurielcalhoun tweeted link to this page. 2015-06-12 18:15:04 -0400
    Tell President Obama to stop the military escalation in Iraq- here are 7 other ways to deal with ISIS! http://www.codepink.org/reverse_escalation_in_iraq?recruiter_id=470261
  • Laurie Calhoun
    signed 2015-06-12 18:13:33 -0400
  • Ruth van Veenendaal
    signed 2015-06-12 18:00:56 -0400
  • Ernest Goitein
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-06-12 17:57:48 -0400
    Sign the petition: Reverse the Military Escalation in Iraq
  • Ernest Goitein
    @Almendral tweeted link to this page. 2015-06-12 17:57:44 -0400
    Sign the petition: Reverse the Military Escalation in Iraq http://www.codepink.org/reverse_escalation_in_iraq?recruiter_id=467920
  • Ernest Goitein
    signed 2015-06-12 17:57:18 -0400
  • joe anderson
    signed 2015-06-12 17:56:32 -0400
  • Elizabeth Smith
    signed 2015-06-12 17:49:33 -0400
  • Raymond Wager
    signed 2015-06-12 17:36:31 -0400
  • Tim Cullison
    signed 2015-06-12 17:32:06 -0400
  • Melody Heart
    signed 2015-06-12 17:25:29 -0400
  • Hank Ronan
    signed 2015-06-12 17:16:36 -0400
  • Bil Lewis
    signed 2015-06-12 17:06:29 -0400
  • Randy Ziglar
    signed 2015-06-12 17:04:18 -0400
  • Gemma Scharfenberger
    signed 2015-06-12 17:03:07 -0400
  • Sarah Foster
    signed 2015-06-12 16:49:55 -0400
//
//
2,180

people already signed