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14 September, 2008

Obama is not an anti-War Vote

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Unfortunately, voting for Obama is not an anti-War Vote.

It is more of the Shame, only boobless.

The following is from World Can't Wait:

Thursday, Barack Obama and John McCain were in NYC. They billed it as a break in campaigning to mark September 11. In their separate interviews at Columbia University, they both stressed military service as a high calling, and supported the idea of Columbia to bring back the ROTC (Reserve Officer Training Program), which the students drove off campus in 1969. Meanwhile -- what are those trained officers doing to avenge 9-11? Bombing civilians in Afghanistan, and sending bombers into Pakistan, as per the wishes of Bush, McCain, and Obama.

On August 22nd, according to the United Nations and even the U.S.-installed Afghanistan government, U.S. airstrikes on the village of Azizabad in Afghanistan killed 90 civilians, including 60 children. The New York Times reported: "Accounts from survivors, including three people wounded in the bombing, described repeated strikes on houses where dozens of children were sleeping, grandparents and uncles and aunts huddled inside with them." The U.N. Special Envoy to Afghanistan, Kai Eide, said: "Investigations by UNAMA (United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan) found convincing evidence, based on the testimony of eyewitnesses, and others, that some 90 civilians were killed, including 60 children, 15 women and 15 men."

"Outrage" doesn't even begin to describe this-- this is indisputably a war crime. George W. Bush's response? He announced sending thousands more troops to Afghanistan in the next several months! McCain chimed in: "It is clear that we need additional forces in Afghanistan, and I support the new deployments." Obama expressed being "glad that the president is moving in the direction of the policy that I have advocated for years." Obama criticized Bush for not being harsh enough: "His plan comes up short -- it is not enough troops, and not enough resources, with not enough urgency."

This week there were revelations that George Bush authorized bombing raids into Pakistan without prior approval of the government of Pakistan. This comes after a bomb raid that killed 23 people, including 8 children, at what the US said was a family compound of "Taliban leaders". The Bush administration has made a principle of its right -- or rather the right of its executive -- to enter other countries with impunity, in contravention of ALL international law. More on this.

As World Can't Wait said last night, while holding signs against the war, "If you are opposed to our government launching immoral and illegal wars, killing innocent civilians for oil and empire, it is time to realize: neither Barack Obama nor John McCain wants what you want. It is up to us. The only chance of stopping these atrocities and these wars is a movement of mass independent political action demanding these atrocities and wars stop!"

1 comment:

  1. Absolutely correct, Joan! Our "choices" are faux anti-war candidate fraud A, and faux pro-life but actual merchant of death fraud B. Is this a great country or what?