CFT Urges Appeasement
The California Federation of Teachers, who have done such a wonderful job of destroying the state’s educational system, have passed a resolution condemning the war on Iraq and the Bush administration.
Whereas, the United States and Britain have been bombing Iraq on a virtually continuous basis since the end of the Gulf War, and
Whereas, the Bush administration has presented no credible evidence that Iraq has intentions of harming the citizens of this country or that Iraq presents a threat to the United States, and
Whereas, the Bush administration is seeking any pretext to overthrow the government of a sovereign nation, in violation of international law, and
Whereas, a war with Iraq would require the re-direction of vital resources and funds to a destructive, senseless, and illegal goal while further strengthening an administration that has restricted the civil liberties of its citizens, and
Whereas, this administration is using the so-called War on Terrorism to distract the American people from the vital issues they confront, Therefore, be it resolved that the California Federation of Teachers goes on record as strenuously opposing the Bush administration’s march toward war with Iraq,
And be it further resolved that the California Federation of Teachers urge its members and affiliates to get involved with organizations working toward stopping the Bush administration s march toward war with Iraq.
Kimberly Swygert answers the resolution line by line. (Scroll down, her Blogger permalinks aren’t working.)