June 16, 2014
A statement from Democracy for America's Executive Director Charles Chamberlain opposing U.S. military involvement on the growing, sectarian civil war in Iraq:
"President Obama was right to end the Iraq War in 2011, and it would be a tremendous mistake to restart it now. Democracy for America members support President Obama's decision not to put American boots on the ground and we urge the President and Congress to reject any increased U.S. military involvement, including airstrikes, in this growing, sectarian civil war."
Opposition to George W. Bush's tragic, misguided war in Iraq brought Democracy for America's one million members together in 2004 and guided our support for President Obama through two presidential elections. Rather than debating bombing runs, now is the time for the United States to bring the international community together to push Prime Minister Maliki to build an inclusive government that will help deescalate this sectarian conflict." -- Charles Chamberlain, Executive Director, Democracy for America
Democracy for America is a national progressive political organization, founded in 2004 by Gov. Howard Dean, with 1 million members nationwide.