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Encourage Our Members Of Congress To Cast PEACE Votes This Week

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This week Congress is taking up campaign propaganda masquerading as a debate on Iraq. The House measure put forward without opportunity for amendment, H.Res. 861, defies any member of the House to vote against a resolution that twice proclaims that we should honor our troops, and declares that any schedule to draw down our forces there must by definition be "arbitrary".

Our fallen service members deserve better.

The entire strategy of terrorists in the Middle East has been to engage us into fighting them "over there", driven by irrational and baseless fears of weapons of mass destruction, which the Bush administration has exploited shamelessly for the benefit of their war profiteers. There were no terrorists in Iraq to got to war AGAINST, except ones the Bush and Cheney themselves elevated by their reckless occupation. And continuing the occupation will just breed two more insurgents for every one they manage to pick off in a photo-op bombing.

But there are candidates for Congress who see through the charade, like Stacey Tallitsch, running in the Louisiana 1st district. Here is what Stacey has to say about the occupation:

There is just no other way to put this; it is plainly self-evident and clear. The War in Iraq is a complete failure. George W. Bush's dream has wrought nothing but death and destruction to both the United States and Iraq.

Iraq is making terrorism worse. It's a breeding ground. We're sowing seeds to a bitter fruit we never wanted and certainly don't need. We need to leave as soon as possible without creating a regional war. We are not helping the Iraqis by staying. They are building their imperfect institutions and they must live with the result.

We need to get out of Iraq as soon as possible. And then we need to take quick action to hold those responsible for the greatest error ever perpetrated on America.

And here is Stacey's action page on ending the occupation:


There is absolutely nothing that would deflate the insurgency in Iraq faster than a definite committment to give the Iraqis back control of their own country, and they know it. It is only our foolish White House and the insurgents themselves who strive to draw us in deeper and attack even more Muslim countries.


Those living in Los Angeles know that since the L.A. primary challengers ran their call to action radio spots on impeachment, another group has now picked up the ball to run their own call to action spots on Air America Radio. Just as we promised, your donations have had impact beyond the elections themselves by raising the visibility of this issue. And Stacey Tallistch wants to do the same thing with the end the occupation issue.

So for those who are blessed to be able to do so, please consider making a donation so Stacey can start running his own call to action radio spots, to open up an issue activism front in Louisiana as well.


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