Your members of Congress need to hear that you oppose military intervention in Iraq and Syria, including "train and equip" missions that arm local militias and armies.
Four Ways the U.S. Can Help Stop the Killing in Iraq and Syria
More bombs will only mean more bloodshed and instability. Here's what the U.S. should do:
- Stop U.S. bombing in Iraq and Syria.
- Pursue alternative strategies for long-term peace.
- Reject any new war authorization.
- Repeal the 2001 Authorization for the Use of Military Force.
Options for Non-Military Responses
The U.S. goals in Iraq have now expanded to “ultimately destroy” IS. Yet every additional U.S. bomb helps IS recruit fighters and could potentially build support among a population that overwhelmingly opposes the atrocities they have committed.
Updates and More Information
Michael Shank, who opposes the U.S. airstrikes against ISIS, says he's doubtful the strikes will be effective in Iraq and Syria.
Violence begets violence. At FCNL, we call for nonviolent, constructive responses that build long-term stability and peace.
Rather than promote stability and resolution to the conflicts that rage in the Middle East, expanded U.S. engagement will only harden the resolve of the extremists.
The U.S. plan to "destroy" the Islamic State through a bombing campaign is a rerun of failed policies over the past decade. There are better ways to stop the killing and advance peace and security.
Matt Southworth says, "The only way to marginalize ISIS won't be through bombs." Speaking as an Iraq War veteran, Matt calls for a clear strategy and engagement in regional diplomacy.