When the Iraq war started in 2003, Donald Rumsfeld told us that it would probably last, “It could last six days, six weeks. I doubt six months,”
He was right. Six weeks later, the president strutted around a ship near San Diego and told the troops on the ship this: “In the battle of Iraq, the United States and our allies have prevailed,” Bush said then. “The battle of Iraq is one victory in a war on terror that began on Sept. 11, 2001, and still goes on. … We do not know the day of final victory, but we have seen the turning of the tide.”
So, the war ended and then the occupation started. And disaster. And looting. And violence. And the worst decision-making in history. And five years later, people are still dying.
The time to end the occupation is NOW! And here are some things you can do to help:
1) Start calling it an occupation and not a war.
2) Learn more about it. Here are some good websites:
3) Call your member of congress and your senator and tell them to fund the withdrawal of the troops.
Please do what you can and leave suggestions here of other places where people can learn how to end the occupation.