Jackson slams US war on Iraq

Business Day Magazine - Saturday, November 01, 2003

US civil rights leader Reverend Jesse Jackson on Thursday slammed his government's war on Iraq as having "no moral foundation" and warned of looming global crises and a cycle of violence brought by US arrogance.

In a blunt condemnation of the war on Iraq, the renowned black rights leader and former candidate for president said there is "no future, no growth, no prosperity" in the violence killing US soldiers and Iraqi civilians, and stressed the war merely invites "blowback" on the American people.

"When the US, the world's superpower, searches for victory or retaliation rather than reconciliation, it ignores the consequences and global repercussions," Jackson said in a speech to about 500 students and others at Bangkok's distinguished Thammasat University. - AFP