Union resolutions opposing war on Iraq

The National Writers Union is currently debating whether to adopt a resolution against attacking Iraq similar to those already adopted by unions in the coalition Labor Against War. The one passed by New York City's CWA Local 1180 pretty much expresses my views. Saddam is awful, but a massive military attack like the one the US launched on Afghanistan is a reckless and very dangerous way to try to get rid of him. His regime is part of a much wider problem, and unless the US can develop a comprehensive policy for the whole Middle East, including the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and do it in concert with allies in the region and beyond it, we're likely to do more harm than good -- and to cause the deaths of great numbers of people who are no threat to us.

Meanwhile, here's info on the Not In Our Name demo at the UN tomorrow, January 27.

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