« Holly Near's 10 Reasons to Leave Iraq »

Here is a reprint Holly Near's web site [link removed due to rot], ten reasons to end the occupation in Iraq. Or, as she says, "The battle for hearts and minds has been lost."

  1. The human cost of war is unacceptable
  2. The US occupation is a catalyst for violence
  3. US actions inflame divisions and the chance of civil war
  4. Iraqis want the US to leave now
  5. Democracy cannot flourish under an occupation
  6. The US has failed to rebuild Iraq or provide for Iraqis' basic needs
  7. The Iraq war and occupation wastes resources needed for US domestic programs
  8. The US occupation of Iraq destabilizes the Middle East
  9. Humanitarian aid is crippled by the occupation
  10. The global community wants the war and occupation to end now

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