There is one thing we know. The politics of avoiding a confrontation for fear of being smeared is NOT the path to victory. This we know, that the only way to win back those of other parties who are also angry at being misled is by demonstrating the courage of our own leadership.
And there is a movement right now, The Peace Team, growing amongst our candidates themselves to form their OWN consensus about what must be done to correct the biggest lie of all, the war and occupation without end of Iraq. These candidates agree on one fundamental truth, that our troops in Iraq must START to come home now.
At the same time, more and more of these candidates are producing their own version of the Lie/Die TV spot you may have already seen, calling out the Bush administration, and their local incumbent, on the lies and patriotic happy talk that mislead us to this grim juncture in the first place.
We have been told we must take the fight to the enemy. That enemy is not the Iraqi people themselves, at least it was not before, but that enemy DOES include the lies and deceptions that got us there in the first place. THAT is what we must confront. THAT is what we must challenge. And only by doing that, directly and in their faces, can we win back the votes of our neighbors who were swayed by those who only appeared strong in their swagger.
We will NOT be cowed. We will NOT be intimidated. And neither will the candidates on The Peace Team. But to get the message of truth out they will need your help, your contributions, to run these Lie/Die TV spots in their own districts, and demonstrate to their constituents that there IS a courageous alternative to vote for.
That is why the Peace Team has set up a special donations page where you can contribute to all the Peace Team candidates who are ready to go with their Lie/Die TV spots right now. There are seven there already, by tomorrow there will be at least a couple more, and more every successive day with your support and encouragement.
SUPPORT THE LIE/DIE TV SPOTS: http://www.peaceteam.net/donations.php
Please go to The Peace Team donations page now. You can see the spots playing right on the page above. Give whatever you can in these last critical 5 weeks of this Congressional election campaign. The future of our democracy is on the line. This is our last chance to take back our country from the dark side of dictatorial ambition. We must give it everything we've got. Only then do we have a chance for a brighter tomorrow.