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PHOTO: An Iraqi mourner waves an old flag of Iraq during the funerals of victims killed in clashes with security forces in Falluja, January 26, 2013. (REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani)

As Iraq suffers again from a bloody sectarian conflict and potential civil war, many of the same pundits and politicians who supported the U.S. invasion in 2003 are again advocating for military intervention.

Disturbingly, there are numerous reports that the president is seriously considering it. This is the wrong response. As Katrina vanden Heuvel wrote in her column for The Washington Post, "We learned in 2003 that when we move in with guns blazing, we tend to spark a lot more fires than we extinguish. In 2014, we cannot afford to learn this same lesson."

We've partnered with The Nation and Iraq Veterans Against the War to urge the president to reject calls for military intervention in Iraq. Will you join us? Click here.

Even if limited to airstrikes, military action would inflame sectarian divisions in the country and would almost certainly kill civilians. Join The Nation, RootsAction and Iraq Veterans Against the War in telling the president to NOT use military force in Iraq.

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Background:
> Katrina vanden Heuvel: How Many Times Do the Neocons Get to Be Wrong Before We Stop Asking Them What to Do in Iraq?
> The Nation: American Military Involvement Would Inflame, Not Ease, Iraq's Sectarian Divisions

 

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