War in the Mideast 

Public discussion about U.S. policy in the Middle East with Scott Ritter and the Honorable Andy Jacobs
General Pershing Room, Indiana War Memorial
Wednesday, April 18, 7-8:30 p.m.
Free and open to the public

Scott Ritter, a former Marine intelligence officer and UNSCOM weapons inspector, has been an outspoken critic of the Bush Administration’s plan for war with Iraq since before the U.S. invasion in March of 2003. Ritter claims that the administration is intent on attacking Iran within the next several months.

Andy Jacobs Jr. (also a NUVO correspondent) served 15 terms as a congressional representative from Indiana and is a veteran of the Korean War. In a recent speech, he stated that “the longer the American occupation continues [in Iraq], the longer our forces participate in the kaleidoscopic chaos of carnage, the easier it is for the al-Qaida crowd to convince decent Muslims that our country is the sworn enemy of their noble religion.”

Are Americans well-informed about the issues we face in the Middle East? What should we know about the Bush Administration’s plans for Iran? What options does Congress have in the current battle over funding for the war in Iraq? What role should Congress play in shaping U.S. foreign policy?

Veterans for Peace intends to inform public discourse about these and other questions by hosting this discussion with experts in military and legislative matters.

This event is being co-sponsored by Traprock Peace Center, Indianapolis Peace House & Plowshares and Indianapolis Peace and Justice Center. The Indiana War Memorial is located downtown on the corner of Meridian and Michigan streets; enter from the north entrance on Michigan Street.

For more information about Veterans for Peace, contact Harold Donle at 317-698-2450.

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