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It's not okay to stay

The Iraqis aren't appreciating their occupation!
We must demand from our democratic candidate that he end the occupation of Iraq and bring the troops home ASAP! There is no right way to do a wrong thing.
pictures and links at
 http://www.benfrank.net/nuke/occupation/The_Occupation_is_Wrong.html

10+ Reasons to End the Occupation Now
Many Americans believe the $$ Media lie that the Iraqis are happy with our occuptation.
Here's info verifying that pulling US troops out is in our best interests,
and it is what the Iraqi people want.

Life under the Occupation- we haven't made life better for ordinary Iraqis- that's just propaganda

The US has no idea what it has gotten itself into: I am troubled by the mainstream news I see on the internet. What isn't being reported is the terrible living situation for millions of Iraqis, US troops being permanently disabled (physically and/or mentally) on what has become a daily basis, and generations of younger Iraqis being raised with a deep disdain towards the US and British who sanctioned, bombed, invaded and now occupy their country.

100,000 Iraqi Shiites March to Demand Elections
The crowd chanting: "Yes, yes to elections! No, no to occupation!" Why do the 'electable' Democrats all agree with Bush that we must remain in Iraq for years. Do the 'major' Dem candidates offer a true alternative to Bush? No- that's why they're electable... they are phony republicrats. Vote Kucinich for a true alternative.

Troops Destroy Iraqi Homes, Israelis advise on how to run a good Occupation!
Families say they were given 5 minutes to get out. In a tactic reminiscent of Israeli crackdowns in the West Bank and Gaza, the U.S. military has begun destroying the homes of suspected guerrilla fighters in Iraq's Sunni Triangle, evacuating women and children, then leveling their houses with heavy weaponry. Instead of bulldozers, they use DU bullets to destroy houses.

Iraq: Who are the terrorists?
About a dozen American soldiers in Baghdad kick-opened a family door at dead of night and grabbed a young woman by her night dress from shoulder top while she was screaming and running to the other room amid terrifying situation where other elderly women and children were crying helplessly. This is what one could see in BBC TV screen during its World News in the night of November 13. The occupying power is terming the Iraqi resistance forces as terrorists, but these resistance forces obviously see the American forces as terrorists on their soil. Indeed, in several open interviews by the BBC and CNN, ordinary Iraqis openly asked American forces to leave Iraq immediately.




Christmas in Baghdad... Riverbend's Blog
Explosions and bombing almost all day yesterday and deep into the night. At some points it gets hard to tell who is bombing who? Resistance or Americans? Tanks or mortars? Cluster bombs or IEDs? Nothing on the news... to see the reports on CNN, Abu Dhabi, and Al-Arabia you'd think there was nothing going on in Baghdad beyond the usual thumps and thuds. Yesterday was *very* unusual. Embassies, mines, residential areas and the Green Zone... and the sirens. I hate the sirens. I can stand the explosions, the rattling windows, the slamming doors, the planes, the helicopters... but I feel like my heart is wailing when I hear the sirens.

Lakes of Sewage in the Streets
All of the houses I visited today in Sadr City had the same problem-little or no electricity, no running water aside from 2-3 hours a day of the brown smelly liquid that sputters from their pipes when their small pumps function, and raw sewage outside in the streets where the children are playing. This was on a good day. The last rain was several days ago, and not a big one at that. Ahmed tells me, as do several of the other men I spoke with throughout the poverty-stricken area, that during most rain showers there are literally lakes of raw sewage that fill the streets and the nearby homes.





Military Families Speak Out
"The Occupation of Iraq is wrong, there is no right way to do a wrong thing." -- Lou Plummer audio

Bring The Troops Home
Our troops do not choose which wars to fight. They rely on our military and government leaders to make those decisions; to use them judiciously, to assure a compelling reason to put them in danger, to protect them in battle. That leadership has failed.

13 yr old would like her father to return home alive
Many other children like myself, across our great nation, want their parents and family members home. When our forefathers developed this nation they stated that all people had a right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. I feel that my right to pursue happiness has been taken away from me, because having my dad in my life and with me brings me happiness. Please send our troops home to their families so they can be happy.




BringThemHomeNow.org
Not one more troop killed in action. Not one more troop wounded in action. Not one more troop psychologically damaged by the act of terrifying, humiliating, injuring or killing innocent people. Not one more troop spending one more day inhaling depleted uranium. Not one more troop separated from spouse and children. This is the only way to truly support these troops, and the families who are just as much part of the military as they are.

Bush Lied - They died
Multiply these pictures by 20 to know what the Iraqis have lost in civilian deaths, by 1,000 to know their debility and deformity from wounds and the poisoning of their cities. How many barrels of oil are represented by one body? How much suffering is embodied in just one drop?

Howard Zinn- The Logic of Withdrawal
We are at a turning point in the history of our nation. We can go on being a great military power, engaging in war after war, in which innocent people abroad and our own men and women die or are crippled for life. Or we can become a peaceful nation, always ready to defend ourselves, but not sending our troops and planes all over the world for the benefit of the oil interests and the other great corporations that profit from war.



Turning America's Youth into War Criminals- is this a good thing?
This video has caused a great deal of controversy. Originally shown on ABC TV, it was first shown as an object lesson as to what happens to Iraqi Insurgents who dare show weapons before US forces. However, as time goes on, doubt has begun to surface as to whether the people shown blown to pieces with the 30mm cannon on the Apache were really insurgents, or just harmless farmers.

20 Pages of 'collateral damage' pics.... very graphic




and we didn't even talk about the War Crimes of Depleted Uranium and Cluster Bombs. Or of the shameless looting of Iraq's natural resources and OUR money. A $10 million contract subcontracted for $250,000, the rest is gravy. They really are robbing America blind! Bush, Cheney and friends should pay the $160 billion and we should take our money back to fund our schools and rebuild our nation.

A Better World is Possible !!!
We Can End this Unjust Occupation
Cancel NAFTA and the WTO
End Health Care for Profit
Repeal the 'Patriot' Act
Bring the Troops Home
Kucinich is the Man


www.kucinich.us