House Committee on International Relations is holding hearings
this Thursday on the question of whether we ought to invade Iraq
and only one side, the pro-war side, is going to be heard.
is a list of the witnesses:
chicken-hawk of the first order, who has been all over television
and in the op ed pages of the nation's newspapers calling for
James Woolsey who has spent the last several months acting
War Party's chief publicist.
Tuchman Mathews President of the Carnegie Endowment for
International Peace, a leading proponent
of the idea of "coercive inspections," designed
to provoke Iraq into responding militarily and thus providing
a casus belli.
General Charles G. Boyd Along with Ms. Mathews, an
advocate of the "multitaral" "coercive inspections"
approach, and also head of "Business Executives for National
Security" (the "entrepreneurial" wing of the War
Party). Boyd has said: "I would send them [US troops] in
while banging the drums on the need for more opening to inspectors,"
is a "debate"? How come only one side is being presented?
There is no room, we are told, for advocates of non-intervention.
Peace is not an option. We want to bring "democracy"
to Iraq but what about Washington, D.C.?
America launch a war of conquest with no debate?
doesn't have to be that way! I urge you to call the office of
Rep. Henry Hyde, Republican chairman of the International Relations
Committee, and urge him to schedule at least one advocate of non-intervention.
Let's have a real discussion before we plunge the entire Middle
East into chaos, sink our economy, and send our sons and daughters
to die and to kill uncounted Iraqis.
Hyde's office now: (202) 225-4561.
call the ranking Democrat on the committee, warmonger Tom Lantos
(D-California), and let him know what you think of this farcical
charade: (202) 225-3531