We strongly denounce the confirmation of Kurt Campbell as the new United States Deputy Secretary of State. His appointment aligns with a concerning trend of American officials, like Lloyd Austin and Antony Blinken, who prioritize war over diplomacy, backed by arms dealers and fossil fuel interests.
Campbell's history of devising war strategies and pushing for aggressive policies against China raises alarming red flags. His advocacy for expanding military alliances and acquiring advanced weaponry puts taxpayer funds at risk and propels the U.S. towards a dangerous path of confrontation.
As part of Biden's cabinet, Campbell's confirmation undermines the facade of diplomacy, exposing the administration's true intentions. His approach threatens communities in the Asia-Pacific region, exacerbating repression and human rights abuses linked to U.S. militarism.
At a pivotal moment in history, with the climate crisis and widening wealth inequality, we cannot afford to be led by war-mongers. It's time for genuine diplomacy, not policies that push us towards violent confrontations. Let's prioritize peace over the impending threat of another war. 🕊️