Peace Ambassadors for Iraq (PAFI) strongly believes that military action in Iraq only serves to hinder a political solution for all of Iraq’s communities. A military strategy alone will not unify Iraq. Ideology and terrorism cannot be defeated through indiscriminate bombing.
We must recognize that military action alone not only wrong, but also counterproductive and renders all potential solutions impossible.
Our focus is on long-term solutions which call for raising awareness and facilitating discussions on all issues that Iraq currently faces. By educating the public and policymakers on the present conditions on the ground in Iraq we can begin to move forward. While we strive to correct misconceptions of Iraqi society and political affairs, we eschew dogmatism, and seek to promote effective ways to deal with groups such as ISIS and its ilk.