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Ending Empire and the War Culture that Supports It are as Important as Confronting Wall Street

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers

Take action: We can stop the next Iraq War. A majority of Americans oppose a military attack. Contact Congress tell them to warn President Obama: a military attack violates the Constitution and is an impeachable offense.

In the last week, there has been a rapid march toward military action in Iraq despite widespread opposition to more war among the US population for a variety of reasons. One concern is that it would require more military spending despite immense and unmet needs for funding in a broad array of areas at home. Unlike any other policy area, there never seems to be a lack of funds for a military attack or even a war. The military-industrial complex has a powerful hold on US lawmakers.

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The hawks in Congress are exerting tremendous pressure for military action in Iraq to prevent ISIS and former members of Saddam Hussein's government from taking control. On Thursday President Obama delivered a statement describing the steps he is taking on Iraq. These include:

- Reinforcing the US Embassy in Iraq by removing some Americans stationed there and adding military troops to protect it;

- Significantly increasing intelligence and surveillance to understand what ISIS is doing as well as what the US can do to counter their influence;

- Increasing support for the Iraq military, including sending 300 soldiers to Iraq to "advise" them and set up joint operation centers in Baghdad and northern Iraq;

- Repositioning additional US military assets in the region so that "going forward, we will be prepared to take targeted and precise military action""

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- And finally, pursuing diplomacy in the region to support stability in Iraq.

While this is not the military attack that hawks are urging, it certainly is a policy that moves in that direction. This week, President Obama told congressional leaders that he did not need any authorization for the use of military force from Congress, but that he would keep congressional leadership informed of his actions.

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Kevin Zeese is co-chair of Come Home America, www.ComeHomeAmerica.US which seeks to end U.S. militarism and empire. He is also co-director of Its Our Economy, www.ItsOurEconomy.US which seeks to democratize the economy and give people greater (more...)

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I particularly liked the Condi Rice speech and lef... by Daniel Geery on Sunday, Jun 22, 2014 at 3:19:38 PM
Kevin and Margaret have always been highly informe... by Alan MacDonald on Sunday, Jun 22, 2014 at 6:38:27 PM
Petition the white house all you want. We do not ... by Shirley Braverman on Monday, Jun 23, 2014 at 5:46:20 AM