Green Party blasts politicized Sept. 11 House resolution, says language linking Iraq to terrorist attacks 'wrongheaded'
GREEN PARTY OF CALIFORNIA NEWS RELEASE
For immediate release: Friday, Sept. 1, 2004
Cres Vellucci, State Press Office, 916-996-1970,
Beth Moore Haines, GPCA Spokesperson, 530-277-0610,
Sara Amir, GPCA Spokesperson, 310-270-7106,
SACRAMENTO – The Green Party of California today criticized a House
resolution marking the third anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks because it
was politicized by references linking the Iraq war to terrorism.
House Resolution 757 passed 406-16, including 187 Democrats voting yes.
Three Democrats were among the resolution's co-sponsors.
The GPCA, in a statement released Friday, said Greens unequivocally support
the part of the resolution extending sympathy to the innocent victims of
the 9/11 attacks and honor those fighting terrorism. However, the GPCA
added, there has been no evidence linking Iraq to the Sept. 11 attacks, as
those pursuing the war in Iraq frequently suggest.
"All Americans honor the victims and their rescuers of September 11, 2001.
But our friends and family members did not die their terrible deaths on
that day so that their memory could be used by an unscrupulous
administration and its congressional
collaborators to justify permanent war and economy-crushing military
budgets," said Philip Koebel, Green congressional candidate in the 29th CD
His opponent, Adam Schiff (D-CA29), voted for the resolution.
"Congress would honor the memory of the peace patriots of September 11,
2001 by vowing to end war and spend the peace dividend building schools and
homes for our families," Koebel added.
The Green Party of California
P.O. Box 2828, Sacramento, CA 95812
Phone: (916) 448-3437