The War Against the War on Terror

* Union of Concerned Scientists: This organization typically minimizes the threats posed by foreign rogue regimes, and challenges
U.S. assertions about the intentions and military capacities of those governments. In 1998, for instance, UCS (wrongly) assured the public that American analysts had exaggerated North Korea’s ability to produce nuclear weapons, and that the Pyongyang regime was still many years away from being able to develop such an arsenal. UCS also calls for the "adoption of a U.S. nuclear no-first-use policy"; "a U.S. rejection of rapid-launch options, and a change in deployment practices to provide for the launch of U.S. nuclear forces in hours or days rather than minutes"; "the elimination of all U.S. ‘tactical’ nuclear weapons, intended for use on the battlefield"; "verified unilateral reductions to a total of 1,000 strategic warheads … accompanied by warhead dismantlement"; an end to America’s quest to develop a missile defense system; and "a commitment to further reductions in the number of nuclear weapons, on a negotiated and verified multilateral basis."

* International ANSWER: This organization (whose name is an acronym for "Act Now to Stop War and End Racism") is run by Ramsey Clark’s International Action Center, which is staffed by members of the Marxist-Leninist Workers World Party. ANSWER views the United States as a racist, imperialist, sexist, homophobic nation and the world’s chief violator of human rights — guilty of unspeakable atrocities, past and present, foreign and domestic. Founded on September 14, 2001, ANSWER has held numerous mass anti-war rallies in cities across the United States.

* American Friends Service Committee: AFSC is "committed to the principles of nonviolence and justice" in the face of any and all external threats, confident that "the transforming power of love, human and divine" will ultimately cause aggressors to lay down their weapons and permit peaceful reconciliation to prevail. Following what it calls "the radical thrust of the early Christian witness," AFSC members affirm that they "regard no person as our enemy." The AFSC worldview is founded on the belief that evil does not exist within individuals, who are endowed only with goodness by their divine Creator; and that evil exists only outside of the individual, in societal institutions which often cause people to do terrible things that are inconsistent with their inherent goodness. Thus AFSC "seek[s] to understand and address the root causes of poverty, injustice, and war

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