News Release

Bin Laden: Celebrating Death, or End of War?

TARIQ ALI, tariq.ali3 at btinternet.com, tariqali.org
Ali is author of numerous books including “The Duel: Pakistan on the Flight Path of American Power” and “The Obama Syndrome: Surrender at Home, War Abroad.” He just wrote the piece “Who told them where he was?

ALLAN NAIRN, allan.nairn at yahoo.com, http://www.allannairn.com
A noted journalist, Nairn said today: “Bin Laden is dead, but the world is still governed by bin Ladens. … Every day, the U.S., directly with its own forces, or indirectly through its proxy forces, its clients, is killing, at a minimum, dozens of people. I mean, just since Obama came in, in the one limited area of drone strikes in Pakistan, something like 1,900 have been killed just under Obama. And that started decades before 9/11. We have to stop these people, these powerful people like Obama, like Bush, like those who run the Pentagon, who think it’s OK to take civilian life.”

G. SIMON HARAK, Simon at Jesuits.net
A member of the Marquette University Jesuit Community, Harak said today: “I believe that violence breeds violence, and that this killing will not end violence, but begin a new circle of harm and retaliation. Did the killing of Saddam Hussein end the violence in Iraq? … Ezekiel 18:23 states: ‘Have I any pleasure in the death of the wicked, declares the Lord GOD, and not rather that he should turn from his way and live?'”

Rabbi ARTHUR WASKOW, awaskow@aol.com
Waskow is director of The Shalom Center and just wrote the piece “Let Us Rejoice Over Peace, Not Death.”

ROBERT NAIMAN, naiman at justforeignpolicy.org
Naiman is policy director of Just Foreign Policy. He just wrote the piece “The War is Over. Kiss a Nurse and Start Packing,” which states: “We got our man. Wave the flag, kiss a nurse, and start packing the equipment. It’s time to plan to bring all our boys and girls home from Afghanistan. When the 10th anniversary of the September 11 attacks rolls around, let the world see that we are on a clear path to bringing home our troops from Afghanistan and handing back sovereignty to the Afghan people.”

For more information, contact at the Institute for Public Accuracy:
Sam Husseini, (202) 347-0020; or David Zupan, (541) 484-9167