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A Congressional Candidate Who Says No to War on Libya

Ilya Sheyman:

It is time for Republicans and Democrats in Congress to live up to their constitutional responsibilities as a co-equal branch of government and have a vigorous, public debate on whether to authorize the use of force in Libya.

I oppose this latest military adventure because:

1. Given Gaddafi's track record of using civilians as human shields, a no-fly zone will require striking targets within Libyan population centers that may cause civilian casualties and turn the Libyan people, currently fighting for freedom against a cruel tyrant, against the west and strengthen Gaddafi's hand in the process.
2. Enforcement of a no-fly zone may lead to US casualties which the American people have not at all been prepared for or asked to accept.
3. Taking sides in a Libyan civil war may require a follow up commitment by the United States of indeterminate length, cost and lives.

It is time to refocus our national budget priorities on creating jobs and rebuilding our economy here at home instead of continuing to spend billions on foreign wars in countries that pose no imminent threat to the United States.

Speaking Events



August 2-6: Peace and Democracy Conference at Democracy Convention in Minneapolis, Minn.


September 22-24: No War 2017 at American University in Washington, D.C.


October 28: Peace and Justice Studies Association Conference

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