April 18, 2006
Dear Representative Delahunt,
We come today to petition our government to end the war in Iraq as this occupation and invasion is a crime against humanity. The US troops have been betrayed by the administration for sending them into harms way with known facts that there were no weapons of mass destruction and Saddam had no links to 9/11. As of yesterday, 2,373 American servicemen and women have been killed and 17,549 wounded. Over 100,000 Iraqi men, women, and children have been killed. We do not consent to this bloodshed!
According to Joseph Stiglitz, winner of the Nobel Prize in economics, the calculated costs of the Iraq war is between $1-3 trillion. Health care, housing, education, rebuilding of the Gulf Coast - this is what Americans want and need. We do not consent to this obscenity of draining America's resources into hegemony, corporate profit, and war.
Since you recently voted for the supplemental appropriations which included an additional $67 billion more for the Iraq war, we are here to persuade you to cosign Rep. Jim McGovern's bill, H.R. 4232, the 'End the War in Iraq Act of 2005'. Only by congress using its powers can this war be ended. You are our vote. You are our voice. We call upon you to cosign this legislation as a further step towards ending the war in Iraq and developing priorities that are based on fundamental human needs.
For the love of every mother's child, end this war and fund human needs.
[Diane Turco, John Hopkins, Dianne Ashley, Debbie McCullough, Sarah Thacher, Robert Brown, Milton Hirshberg, Patsy Coyle, Roberta Sagese, Chuck Micciche, David Agnew]
With hope for peace,
Cape Codders for Peace and Justice
Veterans for Peace
Women's International League for Peace and Freedom