Thurs.-9-11 - Obama & McCain at Columbia University - NO to war in Iraq and Afghanistan!

Amidst reports of U.S. military massacre of civilians in Afghanistan, what are both Obama and McCain calling for?

– An ESCALATION of war in Afghanistan! (see facts below)

We must say: No to the atrocities, no to the massacres!

End the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan Now!

Meet up at 5:00 PM at 116th and Broadway

Today, on September 11, Barack Obama and John McCain are speaking at Columbia about “service” in a “Post -9/11 world”. The outrage of 9-11 has often been twisted in “service” of justifying endless and expanding U.S. wars for empire. Our grief is NOT a cry for war!

• On August 22nd, according to the United Nations and even the U.S.-installed Afghanistan government, U.S. airstrikes on the village of Azizabad in Afghanistan killed 90 civilians, including 60 children. The New York Times later reported: “Accounts from survivors, including three people wounded in the bombing, described repeated strikes on houses where dozens of children were sleeping, grandparents and uncles and aunts huddled inside with them.”

• George W. Bush’s response? He has announced sending thousands more troops to Afghanistan in the next several months! McCain chimed in: “It is clear that we need additional forces in Afghanistan, and I support the new deployments.” Obama expressed being “glad that the president is moving in the direction of the policy that I have advocated for years.” Obama criticized Bush for not being harsh enough: “His plan comes up short -- it is not enough troops, and not enough resources, with not enough urgency.”

If you are opposed to our government launching immoral and illegal wars, killing innocent civilians for oil and empire, it is time to realize: neither Barack Obama nor John McCain wants what you want.

It is up to us. The only chance of stopping these atrocities and these wars is a movement of mass independent political action demanding these atrocities and wars stop! Join us.

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