For town and state platform hearings:

WHEREAS, a majority of Americans and a super-majority of Democrats view the Iraq war as unwarranted, mistaken, or "not worth it" in public opinion polls, and

WHEREAS, 69 percent of Iraq's Shiites and 82 percent of Iraq's Sunnis favor "near-term U.S. Withdrawal" in recent polls, and

WHEREAS, members of the Massachusetts Congressional Delegation favor U.S. Withdrawal, and

WHEREAS, the Massachusetts Democratic Party believes the war in Iraq was launched amidst false claims of weapons of mass destruction, has led to widespread suffering, costs one billion dollars per week that could be more effectively used, and has undermined America's moral and diplomatic standing in the world;

THEREFORE, the Massachusetts Democratic Party: