in Washington is alarming and unnecessary.
We are patriotic Americans who share the belief that
Saddam Hussein cannot be allowed to possess weapons of
mass destruction. We support rigorous United Nations
weapons inspections to assure Iraq’s effective
preemptive military invasion of Iraq will harm American
Such a war
will increase human suffering, arouse animosity toward
our country, increase the likelihood of terrorist
attacks, damage the economy, and undermine our moral
standing in the world. It will make us less, not more,
the doctrine—a reversal of long-held American
tradition—that our country, alone, has the right to
launch first-strike attacks.
U.S. and U.N. objective of disarming Saddam Hussein can
be achieved through legal diplomatic means. There is no
need for war. Let us instead devote our resources to
improving the security and well-being of people here at
home and around the world.
United to Win Without War