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America First Party
1630 A 30th Street #111
Boulder, Colorado 80301

Wednesday, January 29, 2003

UN-Justified War

Boulder, CO -- Following the State of the Union Address, America First Party National Chairman, Dan Charles, issued the following statement:

"Last night President Bush delivered his third State of the Union address to Congress and millions of Americans across the country. This is a Constitutional requirement for all presidents. While much of the focus of his speech was on domestic programs, he did discuss his proposed war on Iraq. American's who love our Constitution, who support the values promoted by our Founding Fathers, and who expect our elect officials to act in the best interests of the American people should be sickened by what was said.

"President Bush argued for the need to invade Iraq. Yet, the only justifications he offered were vague statements that relied on the fertile imagination of the audience--and the wrongheaded notion that our sons and daughters should die to protect the honor and authority of the United Nations Security Council.

"President Bush showed his disdain and distrust for the American people and the American Constitution last night. He is unwilling or unable to explain the threat or what proof exists that Iraq poses a threat to us. And, he is unwilling to initiate discussion about the value of war by asking Congress for a declaration of war as required by our Constitution.

"Wars result in many young people being sent to a foreign soil to fight and sometimes die for a cause. Should the mothers and fathers of this country send their children to Iraq for a laundry list of vague arguments? Should we sacrifice the youth of our country because we think someone might be a threat far in the future?

"If so, why Iraq? Because we can? There are other nations that are a far greater threat than Iraq. President Bush mentioned Korea, a rogue nation that has recently threatened us with nuclear weapons while selling missiles to nations where our citizens have been attacked. China has dozens of nuclear weapons aimed at our largest cities.

"Any threat posed by Iraq, as far as President Bush is willing to tell us, relies upon Saddam Hussein working with terrorists who would infiltrate our nation and attack from within. But, the President made no mention of securing our porous borders. Rather than protect our citizens from the threats posed by terrorists crossing our border illegally, President Bush promoted policies that our own CIA believes will encourage terrorists. He promoted policies based on the arrogant notion that he should decide who rules other nations.

"The first obligation of any government is to protect the nation from true threats to its security and independence, and actual enemies of its people. President Bush seeks to promote the authority of the United Nations and save the people of Iraq from their own government--as he ignores the assault on our nation and people."

Dan Charles, National Chairman, 1-866-SOS-USA1, ext. 4
Romelle Winters, Press Secretary, 1-866-SOS-USA1, ext. 2


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