America Out of Iraq Now!

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For the last three years, America, along with a weak coalition of allies, has been conducting a war in Iraq, which began even before hostilities ended in our invasion of Afghanistan. Before the invasion, President Bush assured the American people that Saddam Hussein was developing weapons of mass destruction and that he was directly involved with Al-Qu'eda terrorists and the events of September 11, 2001…

Introduction

Some Americans still support the president, but most of us understand that Bush lied about his reasons for going to war, and that he wanted to invade Iraq and depose Hussein before he even took office. The Iraq invasion was a mistake from the very beginning, and now the cost of this war is more than we can bear.
More than two thousand American troops have died in this unjustifiable war, which is bad enough, but between thirty-five and forty thousand Iraqi civilians are dead due to U.S.-led military activity in their country (Iraq Body Count). Reservists and National Guardsmen are being sent to Iraq because we are running out of regular military troops to send, but National Guardsmen are more useful to us at home. There should have been more National Guardsmen to help Americans through New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina. Instead, they were in Iraq. Our presence in Iraq is killing thousands of people and it is depriving Americans of their loved ones and the social support that military personnel stationed on American soil can provide to their country.
We can't afford the body count, and we can't afford the financial price tag either. ...
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