We, the undersigned individuals and organizations, mark the occasion of the US troop withdrawal from Iraq by calling on the Administration and Congress to take the following actions:
-- Withdrawal of all U.S. troops and military contractors from Iraq and the closing of all U.S. bases;
-- Prosecution of those officials responsible for dragging our country into this disaster;
-- Reparations to help the Iraqis repair their basic infrastructure and increased funds for the millions of internally and externally displaced Iraqis;
-- Full support for the U.S. troops who suffer from the internal and external wounds of war;
-- Transfer the funds from war into resources to rebuild America, with a focus on green jobs.
The lessons of this disastrous intervention should also act as an impetus for Congress and the administration to end the war in Afghanistan. It’s time to focus on defending ourselves here at home and rebuilding America.