Somehow this madness must cease. We must stop now. I speak as a child of God and brother to the suffering poor of ... . I speak for those whose land is being laid waste, whose homes are being destroyed, whose culture is being subverted. I speak for the poor of America who are paying the double price of smashed hopes at home and death and corruption in ... . I speak as a citizen of the world, for the world as it stands aghast at the path we have taken. I speak as an American to the leaders of my own nation. The great initiative in this war is ours. The initiative to stop it must be ours.
These are the words of Martin Luther King, Jr. regarding the war in Vietnam. If he were alive today, he would be saying the same thing about Iraq. Its time to stop the madness.
If we continue, there will be no doubt in my mind and in the mind of the world that we have no honorable intentions in ... . It will become clear that our minimal expectation is to occupy it as an American colony and men will not refrain from thinking that our maximum hope is to goad ... into a war so that we may bomb her nuclear installations. If we do not stop our war against the people of ... immediately the world will be left with no other alternative than to see this as some horribly clumsy and deadly game we have decided to play.
The world now demands a maturity of America that we may not be able to achieve. It demands that we admit that we have been wrong from the beginning of our adventure in ..., that we have been detrimental to the life of the ... people. The situation is one in which we must be ready to turn sharply from our present ways. In order to atone for our sins and errors in ..., we should take the initiative in bringing a halt to this tragic war…read on