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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  • Ray Cage
    signed 2015-06-16 23:10:08 -0400
  • Connie Canney
    signed 2015-06-16 22:59:36 -0400
  • Kallyn Krash
    signed 2015-06-16 22:26:45 -0400
  • Alejandro Quinonez
    signed 2015-06-16 22:23:31 -0400
  • Catherine Pottinger
    signed 2015-06-16 22:02:57 -0400
  • kelley hill
    signed 2015-06-16 21:32:22 -0400
  • Gerson and Debbie Lesser, MD
    signed 2015-06-16 21:27:03 -0400
  • carl m foster
    signed 2015-06-16 21:26:55 -0400
  • Jeff Brummer
    signed 2015-06-16 21:11:16 -0400
  • charles (freewil) philp
    signed 2015-06-16 20:32:37 -0400
  • Bob Keilbach
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-06-16 19:18:57 -0400
    Tell President Obama to stop the military escalation in Iraq- here are 7 other ways to deal with ISIS!
  • Robert Keilbach
    signed 2015-06-16 19:17:16 -0400
  • kathleen DunwoodieAman
    signed 2015-06-16 19:10:48 -0400
  • Margie Mallen
    signed 2015-06-16 19:04:04 -0400
  • Ellen E Barfield
    signed 2015-06-16 18:24:25 -0400
  • Philip Restino
    signed 2015-06-16 17:39:13 -0400
  • Victoria Ross
    signed 2015-06-16 16:58:35 -0400
  • Luke Anavi
    signed 2015-06-16 15:23:55 -0400
  • Marian allen
    signed 2015-06-16 14:36:06 -0400
  • Celine Fatula
    signed 2015-06-16 13:38:17 -0400
  • Don Hartmann
    signed 2015-06-16 13:24:05 -0400
  • anneliies allain
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  • Kristiina Rytkonen
    signed 2015-06-16 09:52:13 -0400
  • Ed de Boo
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-06-16 09:38:44 -0400
    Tell President Obama to stop the military escalation in Iraq- here are 7 other ways to deal with ISIS!
  • Edward de Boo
    signed 2015-06-16 09:38:12 -0400
  • Sarah Saiano
    signed 2015-06-16 09:37:15 -0400
  • Magdalene Constan
    signed 2015-06-16 08:32:49 -0400
  • Peter DeLorenzo
    signed 2015-06-16 08:05:23 -0400
  • Evan Sugden
    signed 2015-06-16 00:29:07 -0400
  • Kathleen McNulty
    signed 2015-06-16 00:07:19 -0400
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