Postal Workers Call for End to US Occupation of Iraq, Return of Troops


End The Occupation Of Iraq
Resolution adopted by American Postal Workers Union in Convention, August 23-27,2004
Whereas, the Bush Administration carried out an invasion of Iraq under the pretense that Iraq possessed weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and the capability to deploy them, and therefore posed an immediate threat to the security of the United states and the rest of the world, and
Whereas, after an extensive post-occupation search, there is no evidence that Iraq possessed WMD or the capability to deploy them, and
Whereas, the war and military occupation of Iraq has cost the lives of over 750 U.S. troops, the wounding and disabling of thousands more, and death and injury to thousands of Iraqi civilians, and
Whereas, the war and occupation has already cost the taxpayers of the United States over a hundred billion dollars, while at the same time social and human services, education and veterans’ benefits are being cut, and
Whereas, part of the cost to taxpayers is to pay for contracts awarded to corporations that are overcharging government agencies for both occupation services and rebuilding projects, therefore be it
Resolved, the American Postal Workers Union, AFL-CIO calls for an end to the U.S. occupation of Iraq, the implementation of a plan to turn over sovereignty to the people of Iraq as soon as possible, and the return of U.S. troops to their homes and families.