Stop the rush to another disastrous war in the Middle East

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Call now: Stop the rush to another disastrous war in the Middle East

President Obama is leading the United States to another disastrous war in the Middle East, and Congress is poised to rubber-stamp the president's plan this week. Call your senators, your member of Congress and President Obama and tell them to stop the rush to war.

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Dear 5849376,

President Obama has announced that the U.S. intends to lead what recent history has shown will be a costly and doomed effort by launching even more airstrikes in Iraq, putting more U.S. boots on the ground, and expanding U.S. intervention across the Iraq border into Syria.1

Congressional leaders from both parties are poised to rubber-stamp the president's plan, which will make matters worse, not better in the Middle East. The Senate and House Armed Services committees are holding hearings this week on the president's plan for war, and a vote on authorizing the president to arm Syrian rebels is expected this week -- possibly as part of a must-pass bill to fund the government through next year.2

Call your senators, your member of Congress and President Obama: Stop the rush to war. Click here for a sample script and the number to call.

According to a report by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, so-called "moderate rebels" in Syria agreed to a ceasefire with ISIS and pledged to jointly oppose Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.3 What's more, Steven Sotloff, one of the American journalists beheaded by ISIS, was reportedly sold to ISIS by moderate rebels in Syria, according to Sotloff's family.4

This week's hearings will give Obama Administration officials a platform to beat the drums of war. We need to make sure our elected officials on Capitol Hill hear from us, too, and know that constituents back home don't want to see the United States rush into another war of choice in the Middle East.

When it comes to the current brutal conflict, rooted in centuries of religious hostilities in Iraq and Syria, there is no solution that American leadership can offer. It's a total mess, and anyone who says otherwise is simply wrong.

The sad and simple truth is that the United States cannot lead any intervention without making a terrible situation even worse. And at this point in the conflict there is no viable campaign for peace and stability initiated by any other international or regional actor that the U.S. can join in support.

If you agree with CREDO that U.S. bombing in Iraq and Syria and arming the Syrian rebels will only make the situation in the Middle East worse not better, we need you to call Congress and the president today.

Call your senators, your member of Congress and President Obama: Stop the rush to war. Click here for a sample script and the number to call.

There is no urgency driving an American response at this moment in history.

There is no immediate crisis as there was in August when CREDO supported the emergency U.S. air strikes that blocked the genocidal ISIS and helped protect minorities by holding the Kurdish defense line in Northern Iraq.5 Since then, the situation in Iraq has stabilized, and Iraq has formed a new government, replacing the corrupt and divisive former Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. The civil war in Syria is stuck in a bloody stalemate. The current media frenzy that has been ginned-up largely by chickenhawks from the Bush administration and parroted by politicians from both parties is not an adequate justification for the United States to continue its intervention in either conflict.

It was just a year ago that the American people resoundingly rejected war with Syria. We have to speak out against this rush to war before we reach the point of no return.

Call your senators, your member of Congress and President Obama: Stop the rush to war. Click here for a sample script and the number to call.

Thank you for taking action.

Zack Malitz, Campaign Manager
CREDO Action from Working Assets

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1. "The brutal truth about the ISIS, Syria and U.S. intervention," CREDO Action
2. Justin Sink, "White House steps up pressure on Congress to arm Syria rebels," The Hill, September 15, 2014
3. Rebecca Shabad, "Report: ISIS, Syrian rebels reach ceasefire," The Hill, September 13, 2014
4. Ed Mazza, "Steven Sotloff Was Sold To ISIS By 'Moderate' Rebels, Family Spokesman Tells CNN," Huffington Post, September 9, 2014
5. Michael Kieschnick, President of CREDO Mobile, "President Obama Is Right to Block the Genocidal ISIS and Hold the Kurdish Defense Line," Huffington Post, August 8, 2014


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