Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Middle East Ceasefire

Kofi Annan has received little support for his call for an immediate ceasefire in Lebanon. Arguments against a ceasefire (surprise surprise led by Bush) revolve around the fact that a ceasefire would not be sustainable and do little to resolve the root of the conflict. Well, killing almost 1000 civilians, injuring thousands more and making 1 million homeless is not the way to resolve anything either, and is making things worse.

The wellbeing of innocent civilians should be the number one priority regarding any political decision. A ceasefire would, at the least, allow humanitarian aid to get to people safely. The 'Stop the Bloodshed' Ceasefire Campaign has launched a petition to be delivered to the UN Security Council this week. Please consider signing it. War only happens because we let it happen.

All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. - Edmund Burke