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.

 

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  • Mel and Vicki Nunez
    signed 2015-06-22 15:37:17 -0400
  • Danika Padilla
    signed 2015-06-22 12:02:37 -0400
  • Phyllis Kirson
    signed 2015-06-22 10:53:55 -0400
  • Thomas Tizard
    signed 2015-06-22 03:58:03 -0400
  • Elizabeth Burr
    signed 2015-06-21 21:41:50 -0400
  • Helen Hays
    signed 2015-06-21 20:51:01 -0400
  • Amy Tajdari
    signed 2015-06-21 16:06:43 -0400
  • Teri Bollweg
    signed 2015-06-21 10:09:33 -0400
  • Joe Griffith
    signed 2015-06-21 09:22:55 -0400
  • cheryl davis
    signed 2015-06-20 16:07:05 -0400
  • Karen Skold
    signed 2015-06-20 15:53:41 -0400
  • Sue Nearing
    signed 2015-06-20 14:45:39 -0400
  • kees thieme
    signed 2015-06-20 04:46:58 -0400
  • linda pruitt
    signed 2015-06-19 21:23:29 -0400
  • Don Carne
    signed via 2015-06-19 18:57:20 -0400
  • ivan sizemore
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-06-19 18:36:25 -0400
    Tell President Obama to stop the military escalation in Iraq- here are 7 other ways to deal with ISIS!
  • ivan sizemore
    @ivanczarr tweeted link to this page. 2015-06-19 18:36:19 -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=349075
  • ivan sizemore
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  • Edwina Smith
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  • Nora Polk
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  • Virgil Pauls
    signed 2015-06-19 11:34:22 -0400
  • kahlia fletcher
    signed 2015-06-19 06:33:52 -0400
  • Ellen Fox
    signed 2015-06-19 04:57:07 -0400
  • jean kosmac
    signed 2015-06-18 21:46:40 -0400
  • Gerry Pascal
    signed 2015-06-18 17:04:41 -0400
  • Hollis Higgins
    signed 2015-06-18 12:21:03 -0400
  • Paula Serraller
    signed 2015-06-18 07:38:27 -0400
  • Magda Foster
    @MagdaFoster1 tweeted link to this page. 2015-06-18 07:00:49 -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=56013
  • Magda Foster von Frankenberg
    signed 2015-06-18 07:00:14 -0400
  • Elizabeth Colon
    signed 2015-06-18 01:43:24 -0400
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