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Letter to Obama: Bring our troops home now!

December 2, 2009

by Cynthia McKinney

Mr. President:

I am writing to urge you to announce an immediate cease-fire followed by a withdrawal of all U.S. troops from Iraq and Afghanistan in the fastest way consistent with the safety of our forces.

I urge you to end the use of Predator drones that kill civilians.

I call upon you to cease all covert operations in Africa, Asia and North and South America.

Too many of your military advisors are implicated in torture, war crimes, crimes against humanity and crimes against the peace. Your Justice Department operates at the zenith of injustice, defending Bush administration criminality in U.S. courtrooms.

Cynthia McKinney
Cynthia McKinney
I wrote to you earlier suggesting that if you did not investigate the crimes of the Bush administration, you would be viewed as their accessory. Sadly, war crimes and torture are now committed with your name on them.

Please bring our troops home now.

Notes to activists from Cynthia McKinney

Out Now! A peace demonstration is being organized for Dec. 12 in Washington, D.C. The Emergency Anti-Escalation Rally, also known as the End U.S. Wars Rally, is scheduled for 11 a.m. at Lafayette Park at the White House. I wholly endorse this rally and encourage all who can to participate in Washington, D.C., or to help a local peace organization committed to ending U.S. wars on that date. For more information, visit

Lynne Stewart speaks to the press, backed by her husband, Ralph Poynter, shortly before going to prison. – Video frame: Democracy Now!
Lynne Stewart speaks to the press, backed by her husband, Ralph Poynter, shortly before going to prison. – Video frame: Democracy Now!
About Lynne Stewart: President Obama’s Department of Justice, unlike President Clinton’s that refused to even prosecute, just took Lynne Stewart to prison and is trying to extend her sentence from 28 months to 30 years. Please take a moment and write a letter of encouragement to Lynne Stewart, the people’s attorney, who is now Prisoner No. 53504-054 at MCC-NY. Her address is: Lynne Stewart, 53504-054, MCC-NY, 150 Park Row, New York, NY 10007.

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