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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  • Susan Davies
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-06-14 23:19:16 -0400
    Tell President Obama to stop the military escalation in Iraq- here are 7 other ways to deal with ISIS!
  • Susan Davies
    signed 2015-06-14 23:15:57 -0400
  • Barbara DiTommaso
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  • Madeleine Hanna
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  • Dr. F Taylor
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  • Jane Oberlander
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  • charles parent
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  • Helen Bushnell
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  • Stephen Oviatt
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  • Walter Hoffmann
    signed 2015-06-14 18:39:35 -0400
  • Gerald Perdue
    signed 2015-06-14 18:34:01 -0400
  • Don Bisdorf
    signed 2015-06-14 18:24:49 -0400
  • Diana Ralph
    signed 2015-06-14 17:51:27 -0400
  • Jim Yarbrough
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  • Penelope Mazza
    signed 2015-06-14 16:54:22 -0400
  • Jerilyn Tabor
    signed 2015-06-14 16:47:25 -0400
  • gerald ackerman
    signed 2015-06-14 16:35:21 -0400
  • Marilyn Goulet
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  • shabbir azam
    signed 2015-06-14 16:18:12 -0400
  • gloria garcia
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-06-14 14:38:31 -0400
    Tell President Obama to stop the military escalation in Iraq- here are 7 other ways to deal with ISIS!
  • gloria garcia
    signed 2015-06-14 14:37:52 -0400
  • Joseph Thomas
    signed 2015-06-14 13:36:43 -0400
  • Marcia Bernstein
    signed 2015-06-14 13:27:31 -0400
  • Elise Rackmill
    signed 2015-06-14 12:35:50 -0400
  • Randy J Hershey
    signed 2015-06-14 11:27:24 -0400
  • Melissa Ponce
    signed 2015-06-14 11:04:59 -0400
  • Rola Barghoutu
    signed 2015-06-14 10:59:33 -0400
  • Barry Greenhill
    signed 2015-06-14 10:56:42 -0400
  • Angela Delli Sante
    signed 2015-06-14 10:15:10 -0400
  • Tom Emmott
    signed 2015-06-14 10:15:09 -0400
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