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Green Party joins ‘US Out of Afghanistan and Iraq Now’ march in Washington, DC 3/20/10

Cynthia McKinney

March 20 is the 7th anniversary of the US invasion of Iraq

Green Party candidates, leaders, and other members will participate in the ‘US Out of Afghanistan and Iraq Now‘ march in Washington, DC, on Saturday, March 20.  The Green Party of the United States opposed the US invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan from the very beginning, and more recently criticized President Obama for expanding the Afghanistan War into Pakistan and for his announcement of 30,000 additional US troops to be sent to Afghanistan (http://www.gp.org/press/pr-national.php?ID=267).

Greens will join hundreds of thousands of others to demand an end to the wars and occupations in Afghanistan, Iraq, Palestine, and Haiti and threats of war against Iran.  March 20 is the seventh anniversary of the invasion launched by the Bush-Cheney Administration against Iraq, in which hundreds of thousands of Iraqis have died and tens of thousands of US troops have been killed or been maimed.

Greens participated in the “Rally to tell Obama No You Can’t!” on December 12, 2009, in Washington, DC in Lafayette Park near the White House, which was sponsored by the End US Wars Coalition (http://www.enduswars.org).  Among the Green Party speakers at the rally were Cynthia McKinney, the Green Party 2008 presidential nominee; Lynne Williams, 2010 Green Party candidate for Governor of Maine (http://www.lynnewilliams2010.org); and Marian Douglas-Ungaro of the DC Statehood Green Party.

On November 25, Ms. McKinney sent an open letter to President Obama urging a reversal of his warhawk policy on Afghanistan (http://dignity.ning.com/profiles/blogs/cynthia-mckinneys-letter-to).

Green Party leaders have disputed President Obama’s claims that the invasion of Afghanistan was “the right war.” The invasion has resulted in a catastrophe for Afghan civilians, with thousands killed and maimed and the destruction of property and infrastructure.  The Taliban has won greater popular support because of its defiance of foreign troops, while President Karzai’s corrupt administration have betrayed any hope for democracy and regional warlords have turned Afghanistan into the world’s leading producer of opium. Human rights for most Afghans, especially women, have not advanced because of the US invasion.

“The expansion of the Afghanistan War with drone attacks inside Pakistani borders has created even greater regional instability and animosity towards the US,” said Craig Thorsen, co-chair of the Green Party of the United States and former US Navy Lieutenant.  “We’re dismayed that President Obama has embraced the Bush-Cheney doctrine of ‘preemption’ — the idea that the US may attack any country around the world to replace that country’s government.  This doctrine was expressly outlawed in the wake of World War II.”

For more information on the march, which has been organized by the ANSWER Coalition, visit March20.org (http://www.march20.org).

“The Democratic leadership in Congress rubberstamped the GOP war agenda.  Both parties have voted to spend enormous amounts of taxpayers’ money to feed a military machine that bullies other nations and ultimately sustains corporate war profiteers.  The Green Party urges all Americans who desire peace to speak out with their voices and votes, join us on March 20, call on Congress to cut military spending, and demand that President Obama call our troops home now,” said Mr. Thorsen.
For more information on the march, which has been organized by the ANSWER Coalition, visit March20.org (http://www.march20.org).  Related events will take place in Washington throughout the week leading up to the March 20 march: see the Washington Peace Center’s ‘Iraq Anniversary Special Alert’ (http://washingtonpeacecenter.org/node/2756).

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