Monday, May 14, 2007
An Appeal to American People Against the War in Iraq
Dr Nasir Khan
The former prime minister of Malaysia Dr Mahathir Mohamad appeals to the Americans to stop killing the people of Iraq. Right from the start this was a blatant war of aggression and a major crime against humanity. However, a growing number of Americans oppose Bush's policy of war to gaining 'victory' in Iraq. But are they in a position to influence him to change his disastrous course? I believe, people have the power to influence the Bush Administration. The great American people have to rise to the occasion to stop this barbarous and cowardly war of Bush.
Iraq, An Appeal to the American People
It is time we renounce killing masses of people in order to solve international disputes
by Dr. Mahathir bin Mohamad
Global Research, May 10, 2007
The war in Iraq is getting worse. More and more American soldiers are being killed. Of course Iraqis are being killed in greater numbers.
This war was started by President Bush and supported by Prime Minister Tony Blair. They had lied in order to invade Iraq.
What has this war gained for America and Britain? Nothing except the unnecessary deaths of American soldiers, destruction of Iraq and higher oil prices. There is no democracy in Iraq, for which American soldiers were supposed to die.
Invading a country today does not end in conquest and subjugation of the people. The occupying forces would be continuously attacked by guerrillas and terrorists.
War is no longer an option for even the most powerful countries in the settlement of international disputes.
Killing people to achieve a national objective is primitive and barbaric.
Modern wars kill and destroy more.
The majority of those killed are non-combatants; old people, sick people, children and babies.
War makes a mockery of our claims to be civilised, to care for human life, human rights etc.
War reduces us to being brutish animals.
It is time we renounce killing masses of people in order to solve international disputes. It is time we renounce WAR! Defensive war would not be necessary in the absence of wars of aggression. Trillions of dollars would be saved as nations scale down their war machines.
I appeal to the American people to reject candidates in the Presidential primaries and election who do not reject killing people, who do not reject war as a policy option for the United States of America.
Elect only candidates who categorically declare they reject war and killing people.
If the United States does this, then candidates in elections in other countries will have to reject war.
Americans – you have a duty to yourselves – you have a duty to humanity at large.
Please do not fail in this moral duty.
Dr Mahathir bin Mohamad
Perdana Global Peace Organisation
Dr Mahathir bin Mohamad is the former Prime Minister of Malaysia.
Posted by Dr Nasir Khan at 2:48 PM