Thursday, January 11, 2007

Stop Escalation in Iraq

Peace Action has created this reaction to Bush's refusal to accept the public's wishes to end this war.   A poll taken after his speech shows 70% - 30% that people oppose sending more troops.   This along with Republicans taking a stand against him clearly shows he is not listening and will not listen to us without extreme pressure.

Not much can be further said about what this madman is capable of doing.   The time to stop the repeat of mistakes he has made over and over is at hand.   We must take every opportunity to let our lawmakers know that we want it stopped and our troops brought home.   I urge you to join me in this effort...   - fc
Peace Action

Stop the escalation in Iraq
- A non-binding resolution is not enough

Washington, D.C. - The nation's largest grassroots peace organization today condemned President Bush's "new strategy" for Iraq as out of touch with reality and a recipe for continued violence, and urged Congress to act decisively to stop the planned escalation of the war.

"Mr. Bush says that 'failure in Iraq would be disastrous,' yet it is his own policy of invasion and occupation that has failed so miserably, and that is precisely why we are seeing the disastrous consequences in Iraq and the Middle East today," said Kevin Martin, Executive Director of Peace Action. "He talks about sending in more U.S. troops to quell the insurgency, yet it is the very presence of our troops, seen as an occupying force by most Iraqis, that sparked the insurgency. He talks about the war in Iraq as part of a war on terror, yet he ignores the unanimous conclusion of his own intelligence agencies, in a National Intelligence Estimate leaked last fall, that the U.S. presence in Iraq has made the terrorist problem worse."

"Mr. Bush is willing to ignore the clear reality on the ground, disregard the advice of his own generals, and dismiss the will of the American people, who oppose this escalation. That is why it is now time for Congress to step in and stop the war."

Stop the escalation in Iraq - A non-binding resolution is not enough

I am writing to express my outrage and distress that after four years of a failed war and military occupation in Iraq, President Bush is trying to send even more U.S. troops there. I urge you in the strongest possible terms to do everything you can to stop this escalation.

As a supporter of Peace Action, and a deeply concerned citizen, I want you to know that a non-binding resolution is not enough - since Mr. Bush clearly doesn't care about either the facts on the ground or the wishes of the American public, who strongly oppose such an escalation, you must take responsibility to proactively stop this escalation.

More U.S. troops have not stopped the violence in Iraq before, and will not now. In fact, they will only provide more targets, and instigate more resistance. The only answer is to pull U.S. troops out, in a phased, responsible manner, and engage all parties and all of Iraq's neighbors in a process to stabilize the country and end the violence.

But above all, no more U.S. troops should be sent to Iraq. I urge you to do everything in your power to stop this.

Please let me know what you plan to do about this most crucial of issues.

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Fri Jan 19, 07:00:00 PM EST  
Anonymous George said...

Nothing seems to be penetrating Bush's cranium and making him rethink his failures in Iraq.

Sun Jan 21, 07:36:00 PM EST  
Anonymous dtodeen said...

You know and you must remember this summer all your dummycrats saying, "we need more troops"

Well know how convenient of you all now to change your MINDS!

Mon Jan 22, 09:44:00 PM EST  
Blogger fc said...

Aint changed my mind one little bit, dto... Never advocated sending more troops. Only bringing them home. If I were you I would not be pointing fingers at people about their record when you look at your war hero in the white house's dirty laundry list... The blood of 3030 soldiers and thousands of Iraqi are on Bushji's hands... Have you washed yours today...?

Tue Jan 23, 02:52:00 AM EST  
Anonymous JollyRoger said...

dtodeen is one of those Chimpletons that cherry-picks things that maybe one or two people might have said, and then tries to apply it to everybody.

This is, of course, a key catechism of his religion, as handed down by Archbishop Rove and Cardinal Mehlman. But he might as well say it to himself, because nobody listens to the Chimpletons anymore.

Tue Jan 23, 05:59:00 PM EST  
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Fri Jan 26, 05:38:00 AM EST  
Blogger American Soldier said...

Just let us finish our job please, how we got there doesn't matter now that we are there we have a job to do.

Mon Jan 29, 08:35:00 PM EST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

if we don't win this war, our children will be fighting the same war, only it will be in our own front yards. for the future of America and and children, kill the arabs!

Mon Jan 29, 11:41:00 PM EST  

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