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Wed. 12/4: Anti-War Resolution to be Introduced in Chicago City Council Today.

Wednesday, Dec 4: The City Council will consider an anti-war resolution (text below) sponsored by 11 aldermen in today's session. The Chicago Sun Times reported that initial resolution sponsor, Alderman Joseph Moore, got the idea for the anti-war resolution following a phone call from Betty Willhoyte, former President of the League of Women Voters of Illinois, now active with Chicagoans Against War in Iraq.
The 11 sponsors are:

Toni Preckwinkle - 4th Ward
Lesilie Hairston - 5th Ward
Freddrenna M. Lyle - 6th Ward
Ted Thomas - 15th Ward
Leonard DeVille - 21st Ward
Ricardo Munoz - 22nd Ward
Billy Ocasio - 26th Ward
Ed Smith - 28th Ward
Isaac Carothers - 29th Ward
Helen Shiller - 46th Ward
Joseph Moore - 49th Ward


WHEREAS, the issues between Iraq and the world community have not proven to be irresoluble by traditional diplomatic efforts; and

WHEREAS, no evidence has been presented that Iraq poses an imminent threat to the security of the United States or the safety of its citizens; and

WHEREAS, hastily implemented unilateral U.S. military actions would risk the deaths of thousands of Iraqi civilians without guaranteeing the safety and security of U.S. citizens, nor would such unilateral actions guarantee the installation of a free and democratic Iraqi government; and

WHEREAS, a pre-emptive U.S. military attack would violate international law and our commitments under the U.N. Charter and further isolate the U.S. from the rest of the world; andWHEREAS, a U.S.-led war in Iraq would purloin billions of dollars from the U.S. economy, compromise our current action in Afghanistan, and require years of nation-building activities in Iraq; and

WHEREAS, the Bush administration has failed to articulate a clear strategic objective or outcome of a military attack against Iraq, and such an attack fails to enjoy the support of many of our important allies;

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that we, the members of the City Council of the City of Chicago, oppose a pre-emptive U.S. military attack on Iraq unless it is demonstrated that Iraq poses a real and imminent threat to the security and safety of the United States; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that we support a return of U.N. weapons inspectors to Iraq, enhanced by sufficient police support to guarantee unfettered access to all targeted sites; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that we urge the U.S. to work through the U.N.
Security Council and reaffirm our nation's commitment to the rule of law in all international relationships; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to the Illinois congressional delegation and the President of the United States.



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