Iraq Withdrawal and Moveon.Org.
The Humanist 2005, May-June, 65, 3
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President George W. Bush told reporters in mid March that he has no intention of setting any timetable for withdrawal from Iraq. "Our troops will come home when Iraq is capable of defending herself," he said. Powerful pundits keep telling us that a swift pullout of U.S. troops would be irresponsible. And plenty of people have bought into that idea--including quite a few progressives. Such acceptance is part of what Martin Luther King Jr. called "the madness of militarism." Sometimes an unspoken assumption among progressive activists is that the occupation of Iraq must be tolerated for tactical reasons--while other issues, notably domestic ones, are more winnable on Capitol Hill. But this acceptance means going along with many of the devastating effects of a militarized society: from ravaged budgets for social programs to more authoritarian attitudes and violence in communities across the country.
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- Category: Reference
- Published: 01 May 2005
- Publisher: American Humanist Association
- Print Length: 8 Pages
- Language: English