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 Chandler
    signed 2015-06-14 00:36:40 -0400
  • Noeline Gannaway
    signed 2015-06-13 23:57:00 -0400
  • Molly Mclaughlin
    signed 2015-06-13 23:14:43 -0400
  • Patricia Herbert
    signed 2015-06-13 23:08:02 -0400
  • Diane McCormick
    signed 2015-06-13 22:53:34 -0400
  • Richard Shook
    signed 2015-06-13 22:46:50 -0400
  • Laurie Gates
    signed 2015-06-13 22:46:19 -0400
  • Manal Ramadan
    signed 2015-06-13 22:05:01 -0400
  • Elaine Herzog
    signed 2015-06-13 21:56:51 -0400
  • Margot Haynes
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-06-13 21:40:00 -0400
    Tell President Obama to stop the military escalation in Iraq- here are 7 other ways to deal with ISIS!
  • Margot Haynes
    signed 2015-06-13 21:39:02 -0400
  • Shirley Moore
    signed 2015-06-13 21:25:39 -0400
  • Rosette Bagley Bagley
    signed 2015-06-13 21:19:28 -0400
  • Laurel Powers
    signed 2015-06-13 20:20:05 -0400
  • Marcia Slatkin
    signed 2015-06-13 20:19:33 -0400
  • Linda Musmeci Kimball
    signed 2015-06-13 20:08:09 -0400
  • Jesse Campbell
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-06-13 19:58:59 -0400
    Tell President Obama to stop the military escalation in Iraq- here are 7 other ways to deal with ISIS!
  • Jesse Campbell
    @JesseWCampbell tweeted link to this page. 2015-06-13 19:58:56 -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=432969
  • Jesse Campbell
    signed 2015-06-13 19:58:38 -0400
  • Amy Pemberton
    signed 2015-06-13 19:42:44 -0400
  • Rune Moen
    signed 2015-06-13 19:20:03 -0400
  • Ruth Kay Souder
    signed 2015-06-13 19:17:00 -0400
  • Jacqueline Donegan
    signed 2015-06-13 18:48:53 -0400
  • Jill Weston
    signed 2015-06-13 18:47:42 -0400
  • Marilyn Bedford
    signed 2015-06-13 18:28:56 -0400
  • Karen Berger
    signed 2015-06-13 18:13:09 -0400
  • Cindy Piester
    signed via 2015-06-13 18:11:25 -0400
  • Jeremy Martinez
    signed 2015-06-13 18:07:21 -0400
  • Sammy Low
    signed 2015-06-13 17:44:21 -0400
  • Asad Rahbar
    signed 2015-06-13 17:31:30 -0400
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