WASHINGTON — A Japanese citizens’ group and a former U.S. servicemen’s group placed an advertisement opposing a war on Iraq in the Washington Post’s Thursday editions, asking, “Is America addicted to war?”
“Please bring your soldiers home. Iraq is contaminated with radiation from depleted uranium used by the U.S., causing suffering of Iraqi children and Persian Gulf War veterans and their children,” the Global Peace Campaign said in the ad addressed to U.S. President George W Bush from “concerned citizens of Japan.”
The ad, co-sponsored by the Veterans for Peace, also said, “We know the effects of radiation from experience. Peace for Iraq, the U.S. and all of the world.”
Global Peace Campaign was launched by freelance journalist Yumi Kikuchi, of Kamogawa, Chiba Prefecture, shortly after the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States.
The group has placed similar antiwar ads in newspapers in the United States since then. (Kyodo News)