Aug. 29, 2008 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet (BIP)

AN OUTLAW NATION

Number Of Iraqis Slaughtered Since The U.S. Invaded Iraq "1,255,026"
http://www.justforeignpolicy.org/iraq/iraqdeaths.html
Number of U.S. Military Personnel Sacrificed (Officially acknowledged) In America's War On Iraq 4,149
http://icasualties.org/oif/
The War And Occupation Of Iraq Costs
$549,268,481,971
Is Iraq a Sovereign?
If Iraq really is a sovereign and independent country, then why does it have to negotiate anything with the United States, including an exit date for U.S. troops. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article20633.htm

The Past Destroyed: Five Years Later

     On April 11, 12, 13, and 14, 2003, the United States Army and United States Marine Corps disgraced themselves and the country they represent in Baghdad, Iraq's capital city. Having invaded Iraq and accepted the status of a military occupying power, they sat in their tanks and Humvees, watching as unarmed civilians looted the Iraqi National Museum and burned down the Iraqi National Library and Archives as well as the Library of Korans of the Ministry of Religious Endowments. Their behavior was in violation of their orders, international law, and the civilized values of the United States. Far from apologizing for these atrocities or attempting to make amends, the United States government has in the past five years added insult to injury...

     In 2006, the World Monuments Fund took the unprecedented step of putting the entire country of Iraq on its list of the most endangered sites. All of this occurred on George W. Bush's watch and impugned any moral authority he might have claimed.

     The United States government seems never to have understood that, when it began the occupation of Iraq on March 19, 2003, it became legally responsible for what happened to the country's cultural inheritance... Every politically sentient observer on Earth is aware of the Bush administration's contempt for international law and its routine scofflaw behavior since it came to power... The United States is an outlaw, waiting to be brought to justice. There is simply no excuse for what has happened in Baghdad and the country of Iraq at the hands of the Americans. Chalmers Johnson, August, 2008 http://www.tomdispatch.com/post/174968/chalmers_johnson_outlaw_administration

Stop the War!   End All Occupations!

Bring the Troops Home Now!

1. Mourn all victims of violence. 2. Reject war as a solution. 3. Defend civil liberties. 4. Oppose all discrimination: anti-Islamic, anti-Semitic, etc. 5. Seek peace through justice in Hawai`i and around the world.

Contact: Malu `Aina Center for Non-violent Education & Action P.O. Box AB Ola`a (Kurtistown),

Hawai`i 96760. Phone (808) 966-7622 Email ja@interpac.net http://www.malu-aina.org

Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet (August 29, 2008 - 363rd week) - Friday 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office

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