A Dulles NOW Resolution
SUPPORT UNITED FOR PEACE AND JUSTICE
WHEREAS, a massive mobilization to 'End the War on Iraq' will take place next September 24-26 in Washington, D.C.
WHEREAS, United for Peace and Justice (212-868-5545) is organizing the event as it organized the enormous 2003 anti-war rally.
WHEREAS, the NOW National leadership has endorsed and promoted the pro-war Woolsey (D-Calif) amendment which provides 'no deadlines and no timeframe' to end the war and meekly asks the White House to 'submit a plan to Congress'.
WHEREAS, the NOW National leadership fancies itself as 'leaders in ending the war ourselves' whose concepts of proposed 'exit strategy' consist in asking the US government to 'set goals…appoint a peace envoy...explore a political settlement' and other similarly simplistic and rehashed bureaucratic formulae.
WHEREAS, National NOW is a member of the Win Without War coalition, a group dedicated to the 'gradual, phased decrease' in the number of US troops now in Iraq, known for closeness to the Democratic Party.
WHEREAS, the Dulles Chapter of the National Organization for Women, internationally known as the dissident branch of NOW, already called for the immediate end of hostilities against Iraq, has marched with United for Peace and Justice in 2003 and has refused to be part of the Win Without War coalition
BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED, that Dulles NOW considers the so-called anti-war stance of the NOW National leadership as empty slogans which will in fact guarantee prolongation of the war, in lockstep with the pro-war public positions taken by Democratic Party national leaders such as Joe Bidden, Hillary Clinton, Joseph Lieberman and Marshall Wittman.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that Dulles NOW continues to call for the immediate withdrawal of all US troops from Iraq and the immediate end of this criminal aggression against a sovereign nation of no threat to ours.
BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED, that Dulles NOW fully supports United for Peace and Justice as it is the only real anti-war US group with enough political clout to derail the joined pro-war policies of the Republican and Democratic parties.