In Shadow of War, NOW Continues Urging
Statement of NOW President Kim Gandy
- March 20 - The following is a statement by NOW President Kim
Gandy on the war in Iraq:
As the Bush
Administration wages war against Saddam Hussein, our hearts and
thoughts go out to all those who will suffer as a result of this
attack. Bush's tunnel vision is jeopardizing the women and men
serving in the U.S. military and millions of lives in Iraq, where
more than half of the population is children.
us to believe that the U.S. is united for war, but many millions
are united for peace here and around the world. In defiance of
the U.N., Bush is acting as a renegade, arm-twisting our allies
and disregarding international law. How can we aspire to advance
democracy around the world if we can't practice it here at home?
We may never
know the true devastation of Bush's war on Iraq due to the Administration's
stranglehold on the U.S. media. Television news is helping the
Bush Administration obscure the carnage with bloodless video game-like
simulations of military strikes. The most horrific consequences
of this war will not be covered on the nightly news.
is that many lives will be lost, and an already-ravaged country
will be further destroyed. Bush's reckless mission has also endangered
the safety and stability of the U.S. and the world.
NOW calls for
the Bush Administration to end this unprovoked attack immediately
and to help restore the democratic principles he has undermined.
We also call on international leaders to join in working toward
peace and human rights around the world. As the drumbeat to stand
behind Bush in a time of war grows louder every day, it is more
important than ever to raise our voices for peace.
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