EMERGENCY RESPONSE to U.S. Attack on Iraq to be Held in Chicago on August 8, 2014

Chicago—(ENEWSPF)—August 8, 2014 — As U.S. bombing of Iraq begins again, Chicagoans will gather today in protest from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm in Federal Plaza (Adams & Dearborn) to reject escalation of war by President Obama. 

Organizers say the public should not believe the “humanitarian” lies used to justify bombing Iraq, which are no more true coming from the Obama administration than were the lies used by previous administrations to justify U.S. military attacks.

The previous U.S. invasion and occupation of Iraq took more than 1,000,000 Iraqi lives and displaced millions more. Today, demonstrators seek to expose how U.S. policy fueled the sectarian strife that helped create ISIS and will send the message that adding more U.S. weaponry to the mix brings only more death and destruction, further embittering the peoples of the region towards the West.

In justifying the bombing, Obama last night said that the U.S. can’t “turn a blind eye to genocide.” In the light of his steadfast support for the month-long Israeli slaughter of Gaza – resupplying munitions to the Israeli Defense Force mid-battle – his statement perhaps surpasses even the most hypocritical statements of George W. Bush.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/746037655433442/

Co-Sponsors: 8th Day Center for Justice, ANSWER-Chicago, Anti-War Committee – Chicago, Chicago Light Brigade, Food Not Bombs Pilsen, Gay Liberation Network, NW Indiana Vets for Peace, and World Can’t Wait Chicago.