2005/01/26

Sign The Petition To President Bush



The documented torture of Iraqi prisoners at Abu Ghraib underscores the need for President Bush to rededicate the United States to the Geneva Conventions and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights that came about following World War II. Join us in urging the Bush administration to respect and honor the legacy of U.S. leadership, sacrifice, and American values that became international law.

To support the following statement and U.S. respect for international law, sign the petition today.

“We, the undersigned citizens of the United States, affirm the international cooperation, universal humanitarian principles, and human rights law that arose from the ashes of World War II, thanks to the unprecedented national sacrifice and service of a generation of Americans.

We call upon President George W. Bush to honor that legacy by rededicating our nation to the Geneva Conventions, the Charter of the United Nations, and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a framework of law that protects the lives and dignity of civilians, prisoners of war, and wounded combatants – including the Iraqi people and our men and women serving today in Iraq.”

Notable supporters of the petition include:
Captain Kris Kristofferson, USA, Grammy Award-winning Singer/Songwriter
Vice Admiral Ralph Weymouth, USN, Retired, World War II veteran
Lieutenant General Robert G. Gard, Jr., USA, Retired, Korea and Vietnam veteran
Raymond C. Offenheiser, President, Oxfam America
Rev. Robert Edgar, National Council of Churches, six-term Member of Congress
Robert K. Musil, Ph.D, M.P.H., Executive Director, Physicians for Social Responsibility
Specialist Erik K. Gustafson, USA, Education for Peace in Iraq Center (EPIC)
Specialist Charles Sheehan-Miles, USA, Veterans for Common Sense (VCS)
Susan Shaer, Executive Director, Women's Action for New Directions (WAND)
and 14,308 veterans and concerned citizens (as of 11/11/04)

Sign Now

3 Comments:

Thank you for posting that, Dianne. 

Posted by Sarah
1/26/2005 04:42:00 pm  
i already did but thank you 

Posted by april
1/26/2005 09:08:00 pm  
"i already did but thank you".

Good on you :-)

Ok, done my bit too. I noticed they have a link to be notified of the progresses of Amnesty International (and other orgs) petitions. 

Posted by WhyNot
1/26/2005 09:48:00 pm  

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