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Thread #38965   Message #552849
Posted By: Amos
17-Sep-01 - 10:13 PM
Thread Name: USA and the World
Subject: RE: USA and the World
And another:

One of the top-rated suggestions was to send the following letter to the President and Congressional Representatives:

To combat terrorism, we must act in accordance with a high standard that does not disregard the lives of people in other countries. If we retaliate by bombing Kabul and kill people oppressed by the Taliban dictatorship who have no part in deciding whether terrorists are harbored, we become like the terrorists we oppose. We perpetuate the cycle of retribution and recruit more terrorists by creating martyrs. Please do everything you can to counsel patience as we search for those responsible. Please ensure that our actions reflect the sanctity of human life everywhere. Thank you.

WeĆ­ve mounted a petition campaign, called "Justice, not Terror", that delivers exactly this message. Please add your voice at:

http://www.moveon.org/justice/