Published on Friday, March 19, 2010 by CommonDreams.org
Don’t Stand By as the Wars 'Drone' On
Seven years ago today I resigned from the
I had worked for the State Department for sixteen years and had been in the Army and Army Reserves for 29 years. I was one of three
While I was in the process of making my decision to resign, millions of Americans and tens of millions of people from around the world took to the streets to protest the pending invasion and occupation of Iraq and the inevitable deaths of hundreds of thousands of Iraqis.
Tomorrow I will be marching  in
Seven years in Afghanistan
Looking our country's history of invasions and occupations, I guess I should not be surprised that seven years later, over 100,000 U.S. military and 100,000 U.S. contractors would remain in Iraq and that a new president, elected by many to end the wars, would be following lockstep the old president's blueprint on the wars and on so many other issues.
President Obama, who professed to having been opposed to the
No one of the Obama administration will state how many private security contractors will remain in
By the Bush-Obama timetable, all
If you thought this
Eight and one-half years in Afghanistan
This month marks eight and one-half years the
The Obama administration has increased enormously the use of assassination drones in
Show your concerns tomorrow and every day-jobs, schools, healthcare-not more war and other criminal acts by our own government!
There are many reasons to be on the streets tomorrow. Protesting wars of aggression, accountability for government officials violating our own laws as well as domestic laws, is another reason.
Despite claims that he would close
Ominously, the Obama administration is refusing to hold accountable key officials in the Bush administration who violated
Many citizens believe that there must be accountability for the Bush administration otherwise future administrations, including the Obama administration, may attempt to conduct criminal action while in office with impunity. Today I join hundreds who will protest in
Greed from huge corporate war profits and from financial system profits that miraculously rebounded in record time with our tax bailout while millions of Americans are out of work, schools in America close and healthcare costs skyrocket should move millions of us to be visibly and vocally challenging both political parties who share the blame in the dangerous situation America is in.
After spending most of my adult life in either the U.S. military or the U.S. diplomatic corps, I strongly believe we must let our officials know of our displeasure and anger, and I hope you will join your friends and neighbors on the streets tomorrow, March 20, to challenge war and business as usual in America.
Ann Wright is a 29 year
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"The master class has always declared the wars; the subject class has always fought the battles. The master class has had all to gain and nothing to lose, while the subject class has had nothing to gain and everything to lose--especially their lives." Eugene Victor Debs