Skip to comments.ALA Council Calls for Withdrawal from Iraq
Posted on 07/08/2005 7:47:38 AM PDT by katagious
The Council of the American Library Association (ALA) has passed a resolution that calls for the withdrawal from Iraq of all U.S. military forces and a return of full sovereignty to the people of Iraq. The resolution passed June 29 during the annual conference of ALA in Chicago. The resolution further urges the U.S. government to switch its budgetary priorities from the occupation of Iraq to the improved support of vital domestic programs and calls upon the government to provide material assistance through the United Nations for the reconstruction of Iraq, including its museums, libraries, schools, and other cultural institutions. The resolution will be sent to all members of Congress, the Secretary of Defense, Secretary of State, President, and the press. The Council is the governing body of ALA and determines all policies for the association.
... and, in a related story: the United States military issued a public call for "the immediate withdrawal of all librarians' heads from their respective nether regions."
And to enforce their demands, the ALA is sending out thousands of jack-booted librarians to revoke library cards.
Oh my, the librarians are gonna bring this madness to an end. LOL
So? Are we really suppose to care what they think? WHO CARES?
Can't we just give them a few new books to keep them busy and out of peoples way?
Who are these arrogant turds, anyway?
In other news, the concrete finishers of America demand that gitmo be closed immediately. (/sarcasm)
That pretty much says it all.
I've read the text of the actual resolution. It looks like it came straight from the talking points of the DNC or MoveOn.org. It begins with something like, "Whereas, the justification for the invasion of Iraq has proven to be false . . ."
after all, who would know more about whats going on in the world than a librarian?
< sarcasm off >
Wow. The erudite members of the ALA call for withdrawal, eh? I know that I'm impressed by their decision. /s I wonder what equally important and weighty decisions they've made lately in regard to their expressed area of expertise-- LIBRARIES.
I'm just shocked that librarians are passing political resolutions. What a wacky country we live in.
I'll listen to foreign policy demands from the ALA when they allow the State Deparment to decide what sits on their shelves. Let librarians run the libraries, let the government run foreign policy, OK?
Prepare to be dazzled by the knowledge of the ALA:
Resolution on the Connection between the Iraq War and Libraries
Whereas, the justifications for the invasion of Iraq have proven to be
completely unfounded; and
Whereas, the war already has taken the lives of more than 100,000 Iraqis and
more than 1700 U.S. soldiers; and
Whereas, these numbers will continue to mount as long as the U.S. remains in
Whereas, during the current occupation, many of Iraq's cultural treasures,
including libraries, archives, manuscripts, and artifacts, have been
destroyed, lost, or stolen; and
Whereas, as long as U.S. forces remain in Iraq, the inevitable escalation of
fighting threatens further destruction of Iraq's cultural heritage; and
Whereas, the U.S. is spending billions of dollars every month for the
Whereas, even a small fraction of these resources would be more than
sufficient for rebuilding and greatly enhancing the libraries and educational
institutions of both Iraq and the US; therefore, be it
Resolved that the American Library Association calls for the withdrawal from
Iraq of all U.S. military forces, and the return of full sovereignty to the
people of Iraq.
Resolved that the American Library Association urges the United States
government to subsequently shift its budgetary priorities from the occupation
of Iraq to improved support for vital domestic programs, including U.S.
Resolved that the American Library Association calls upon the United States
government to provide material assistance through the United Nations for the
reconstruction of Iraq, including its museums, libraries, schools, and other
Resolved that this resolution be sent to all members of Congress, the
Secretary of Defense, the Secretary of State, the President of the United
States, and the press.
Related ALA policies:
18.4 Resolution on Libraries and Cultural Resources in Iraq (June 25, 2003)
53.7 Destruction of Libraries
53.8 Libraries: an American Value
Additional precedent: ALA Resolution on the Southeast Asia Conflict (1971)
Mover: Tom Twiss; Seconder: Mary Sue Brown
Approved by ALA Council, June 29, 2005
I always thought it was a joke.
The ALA should stick to what it knows-providing porn to children.
Goodness - we didn't know the ALA was calling for that! We're scrambling araound right now, getting ready to withdraw - right away! Right away! Every single American here!
We're outta here, man!
What? What vital domestic programs do we need that we don't already have? This nation is O.D.ing on social programs. They're killing us.
Decisions, decisions. Should we destroy ourselves through social programs, or let the terrorist kill us quicker and get it over with? Hmmmmm. That's a hard one.
Wow! That settles it, then.
All librarians out of Iraq!
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