WHEREAS, WE value the lives of our sons and daughters, of our brothers and sisters, more than Bush’s control of Middle East oil profits. Whereas, we have no quarrel with the ordinary working class men, women and children of Iraq who will suffer the most in any war. Whereas, the billions of dollars being spent to stage and execute this invasion means billions taken away from our schools, hospitals, housing and social security. Whereas, Bush’s drive for war serves as a cover and a distraction for the sinking economy, corporate corruption, layoffs, Taft-Hartley (used against the locked out ILWU longshoremen). Whereas, Teamsters Local 705 is known far and wide as fighters for justice. Be it resolved that Teamsters Local 705 stands firmly against Bush’s drive for war.