Institute of Science,
Technology and Public Policy
February 19, 2001 in Washington, D.C. + 202-251-7014
Hagelin Offers Peaceful Solution to Iraqi Crisis
Blasts Bush for Reckless Military Strike
World-renowned physicist and U.S. third-party coalition leader, John
Hagelin, today charged President George W. Bush with perpetuating a
and dangerous Iraqi policy that is galvanizing world leaders against
United States," and offered a "proven, peaceful solution to the
Dr. Hagelin said that ten years after Americas military offensive
Iraq and subsequent hard-line policies, Saddam Hussein remains in
enjoys growing sympathy throughout the world.
"President Bushs new offensive reveals a bankruptcy of leadership and
in his new administration. We deserve better. We urgently need a new
solution that goes beyond the conventional, failed approaches of
and economic pressureone that addresses the underlying cause of
Iraq and rising negativity throughout the world," Dr. Hagelin said.
"Fortunately, extensive scientific research confirms the efficacy of a
approach to reducing societal stress and conflictan approach that
recourse to a more powerful level of Natural Law than the chemical,
biological and nuclear technologies that hold a Damocles sword over
"Forty-three studies published in leading peer reviewed scientific
show that by harnessing the Unified Fieldthe deepest level of Natures
functioningthrough "technologies of consciousness," societal stress
alleviated, and a powerful influence of coherence and harmony can be
generated throughout society," Dr. Hagelin said.
Dr. Hagelin cited research published in Yale Universitys Journal of
Resolution showing that, during seven consecutive interventions,
experts in the Transcendental Meditation and TM-Sidhi program of
Mahesh Yogi reduced violence and war deaths in the Middle East by more
Dr. Hagelins solution to the Iraqi crisis includes training a group of
experts collectively practicing these technologies of consciousness in
U.S. and on every continent to maintain a powerful influence of
collective consciousness during these precarious times.
"In a world torn by regional conflicts," Dr. Hagelin said, "every
should have a prevention wing in their militarya cadre of troops
these true peace-keeping technologies, to prevent the outbreak of
"A whole generation has passed since former President Bush embarked
risky military invasion. And now, a decade later, his son George Jr.
following the same outdated and destructive approach.
"This is not the Stone Age. This is not the age of barbarianism. Its
for government to enter the 21st Centuryto employ the most up-to-date,
scientifically proven strategies for resolving conflict and promoting
"There is no reasonable alternative." Dr. Hagelin said. "Bushs current
will only reap more devastation, loss of life, and humiliation of
the family of nations."