This month is pivotal to ending the war: Write Congress TODAY

Dear Supporter of a Just Foreign Policy,
 
This month will be pivotal in the effort to end the war in Iraq.
 
President Bush has asked Congress to approve nearly $200 billion more for the occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan. Congress is not required to give Bush any of this money, or even to bring the request to a vote. Congress can also put restrictions, firm withdrawal timelines and other conditions on any funding in order to force an end to the occupation of Iraq.
 
Groups across the country are coming together TODAY to contact Congress, asking our Representatives and Senators to use their considerable power to rapidly end the occupation of Iraq and to prevent an attack on Iran. Please write today, if you can, and let as many of your friends know about this campaign as possible.
 
 
The war in Iraq has been, and continues to be, a disaster. Well over a million people have lost their lives, including nearly 4,000 U.S. soldiers.1 And more continue to be killed, as the occupation only seems to fuel the violence. In fact, Congress is now receiving reports on the failure of the troop increase launched earlier this year.2
 
At the same time, President Bush is escalating his war of words with Iran, announcing last week that he had authorized U.S. forces in Iraq to confront Iran militarily. Congress has many options to prevent the President from attacking Iran on his own say-so.
 
Please join your fellow citizens today by asking your Representative and Senators to end the war in Iraq and prevent a new war with Iran.
 
 
Thanks for all you do for a just foreign policy,
 
Patrick McElwee, Chelsea Mozen, and Robert Naiman
Just Foreign Policy
www.justforeignpolicy.org
 
 
References:
1. See our ongoing estimate of Iraqi deaths due to the invasion and occupation:
http://www.justforeignpolicy.org/iraq/iraqdeaths.html
 
2. See, for example: David M. Herszenhorn and Brian Knowlton, "Independent Audit Finds Progress Lacking in Iraq," New York Times, September 4, 2007.
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/09/04/washington/04cnd-cong.html?ex=1346558400&en=2e8fa06a0a0c5242&ei=5090&partner=rssuserland&emc=rss 
Advertisements

About reality

Also, thanx for signing my petitions, et al, please consider sharing them. Also, since Admin. of change.org aren't allowing me to invite people to do my actions lately and are switching my urls for my petitions so when I invite people off their site they can't get to the petition either (ergo 3 possible urls for each petition), here's a few of my latest actions; do as few or as many as you'd like (there are 3 linx for each petition because admin. switches between the 3 of them so people trying to sign the petition can‘t get to it): This post on Disabled Greens News and discussion: Haiti disaster anniversary, please, do what you can: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9033 This petition on change.org: Haiti disaster anniversary: http://www.change.org/petitions/view/haiti_disaster_anniversary_2?share_id=yIpWHEHxri&pe=pce http://uspoverty.change.org/petitions/view/haiti_disaster_anniversary_2 http://www.change.org/petitions/view/haiti_disaster_anniversary_2   This post on Disabled Greens News and discussion: Green, Indigenous, Native American, etc., actions: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9026 This petition on change.org: Green, Indigenous, Native American, acts: http://www.change.org/petitions/view/green_indigenous_native_american_acts?share_id=NHvTtQadfP&pe=pce http://uspoverty.change.org/petitions/view/green_indigenous,_native_american_acts http://www.change.org/petitions/view/green_indigenous,_native_american_acts   This post on Disabled Greens News and discussion: Art/Act: celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday, holiday: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9024 This petition on change.org: Art/Act: celebrate Dr. M.L. King, Jr.'s holiday: http://www.change.org/petitions/view/artact_celebrate_dr_ml_king_jrs_holiday?share_id=QjOkAUGeBQ&pe=pce http://uspoverty.change.org/petitions/view/art_act_celebrate_dr_ml_king_jr_s_holiday http://www.change.org/petitions/view/art_act_celebrate_dr_ml_king_jr_s_holiday   This post on Disabled Greens News and discussion: Green; NA; the evolution; Civil, Human, LP, Prisoner's Rights; Poverty; etc..: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9022 This petition on change.org: Economically empower through advocacy: http://www.change.org/petitions/view/economically_empower_through_advocacy?share_id=WZNqBQWcXE&pe=pce http://uspoverty.change.org/petitions/view/economically_empower_through_advocacy http://www.change.org/petitions/view/economically_empower_throug
This entry was posted in News and politics. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s