- In May 2010 we renamed AfterDowningStreet.org (into) WarIsACrime.org.
- “All Members shall refrain in their international relations from the threat or use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of any state, or in any other manner inconsistent with the Purposes of the United Nations.” UN Charter
- “all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the Land.” US Constitution.
- AfterDowningStreet.org is a nonpartisan coalition working to expose the lies that create and sustain wars and occupations and to hold accountable those responsible. We have speakers available … (about 1/2).
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… Exposing Fraudulent Basis for War Key to Ending It:
After Downing Street has worked closely with the peace movement in the U.S. and abroad, organizing national days on which events have been held in hundreds of cities, lobbying in Congress for investigations, censure, and impeachment, introducing and passing pro-impeachment resolutions at the local and state levels, and organizing the peace movement to address the issue of accountability for the war. In the process, we have seen the percentage of Americans who believe the war was based on lies climb and the percentage of Americans who want the troops brought home rise right behind it.
In November, 2005, the Christian Science Monitor published an article with the headline “Why Iraq War Support Fell So Fast,” which speaks to how the work that After Downing Street is doing to expose the lies and demand accountability is key to ending the war. After some historical background, the article comes to the point: “John Mueller, an expert on war and public opinion at Ohio State University, links today’s lower tolerance of casualties to a weaker public commitment to the cause than was felt during the two previous, cold war-era conflicts. The discounting of the main justifications for the Iraq war – alleged weapons of mass destruction and support for international terrorism – has left many Americans skeptical of the entire enterprise.”
In May, 2006, Bloomberg News published an article that made the same point: “Some historians say Bush has met with such resistance because of the flawed intelligence he used to make the case for war. He began the effort focused on former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein’s alleged possession of weapons of mass destruction; in October 2002, Bush warned of a ’smoking gun that could come in the form of a mushroom cloud.’ No such stocks were ever found, and Defense Intelligence Agency and CIA reports have surfaced saying there was no evidence Iraq was reconstituting its weapons. Bush also sought to tie Hussein’s government to the al-Qaeda terror network, a link that’s never been substantiated. The closest parallel in Vietnam was the reports of unprovoked North Vietnamese attacks on U.S. destroyers in the Gulf of Tonkin. Those alleged incidents eventually fueled an escalation of the war, with Johnson announcing air strikes in 1965. Compared with Iraq, ‘there weren’t such blatantly false assumptions exposed at so early a date,’ Leuchtenburg said.”
Creating Public Discussion of Bush’s Crimes Boosts His Disapproval Rating: … (full long text about).