Posted: 01 June 2012
Protest Colin Powell in Seattle
Wednesday, June 6, 2012 at 7:00 PM
The Westin Seattle Hotel, 5th Ave. & Stewart, Seattle
Please join members of Greater Seattle Veterans For Peace as we protest the Seattle appearance of former US Army General and Secretary of State Colin Powell. Powell will be the guest of Seattle's City Club and is promoting his new book, It Worked For Me. Click on the image below to download the leaflet we will be distributing.
Sources for the Leaflet:
- "Twelve-year-old Ali": BBC News. "Limbless Iraqi boy offered help." April 9, 2003; BBC News. "Child war victim inspires appeal." April 10, 2003.
- "illegal": BBC News. "Iraq war illegal, says Annan." Sept. 16, 2004; Jan Frel. AlterNet. "Could Bush Be Prosecuted for War Crimes?" July 10, 2006.
- "based upon lies": Jonathan S. Landay and Tish Wells. Knight-Ridder via CommonDreams. "Global Misinformation Campaign was Used to Build Case for War." March 16, 2004.
- "Iraq did not have weapons of mass destruction": Julian Borger. The Guardian. "There were no weapons of mass destruction in Iraq." Oct. 7, 2004.
- "Iraqi government was not involved in the 9/11 attacks and had no ties to al-Qaeda": MSNBC. "9/11 panel sees no link between Iraq, al-Qaida." June 16, 2004; MSNBC. "Report: 9/11-Iraq link refuted days after attack." Nov. 22, 2005.
- "Powell told CNN": CNN. "Powell: Support for Obama doesn't mean Iraq war wrong. Oct. 19, 2008."
- "lionizing the 'Buffalo Soldiers' ": Colin Powell. My American Journey (New York: Random House, 1995) pp. 276ff.
- "covering up the My Lai massacre, playing a key role in the Reagan administration's Iran-Contra affair": Robert Parry and Norman Solomon. Consortium News. "Behind Colin Powell's Legend." December 2000.
- "directly killed 13,000 Iraqi civilians": Business Week. "Toting the Casualties of War." Feb. 6, 2003.
- "more than 106,000 Iraqi civilian noncombatants": Iraq Body Count (IBC) Project. The 106,000 figure is the lower end of range estimate of civilian deaths, an estimate the IBC considers to be conservative. In 2006, The Lancet, a peer-reviewed medical journal, published the second of two studies on the subject. The four authors of the 2006 study wrote: "We estimate that between March 18, 2003, and June, 2006, an additional 654,965 (392,979–942,636) Iraqis have died above what would have been expected on the basis of the pre-invasion crude mortality rate as a consequence of the coalition invasion."