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Tuesday, September 14, 2004

Republicans and Democrats both use 9/11 to justify war

The tragic events of 9/11/01 have no doubt changed many of our lives. However, this tragedy is not something that should be used to justify attacking and killing innocent people worldwide, not in our name.

The duopoly of Republicans and Democrats have once again used the day to justify their wars - specifically their wars on the Iraqi and Afghani people.

Stephen Zunes writes:

      On the eve of the third anniversary of 9/11, the U.S. House of Representatives – by an overwhelming bipartisan majority of 406-16 – passed a resolution linking Iraq to the Al Qaeda attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. This comes despite conclusions reached by the bipartisan 9/11 Commission and the consensus of independent strategic analysis familiar with the region that no such links ever existed

      The single most misleading clause in the House resolution claims that β€œthe al-Zarqawi terror network used Baghdad as a base of operations to coordinate the movement of people, money, and supplies.” This charge was originally raised by Secretary of State Colin Powell in his February 2003 speech before the United Nations and has long since been discredited.

      In short, it appears that neither the Republicans nor the Democrats have any qualms about taking advantage of the anniversary of one of the greatest disasters ever inflicted upon our soil in order to justify the ongoing violence inflicted upon the people of Iraq and upon American soldiers forced to fight there. That these two parties are the only realistic choices we have on a national level this election year is not just a tragedy for the people of Iraq, but a sad testament to the state of American democracy.

      The 16 who voted against this resolution included Dennis Kucinich, and Barbara Lee. Thank You! While Dennis's run did not result in any change in the Democratic Party's platform - it is good to see that he continues to stand his ground. And the wonderful Barbara Lee - I am lucky and happy to live in her district.

      Read Ralph Nader and Peter Camejo's call for withdrawl from Iraq. End the occupation!