Monday, November 21, 2005

Keep supporting Rep. Murtha

from AFSC:
Yesterday, Representative John Murtha made a highly publicized call for a change in direction in Iraq policy. Representative Murtha is a Vietnam combat veteran, the ranking Democrat on the House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, and someone whose opinion is valued by the Defense community and military families.

The White House said it was “baffled” by Rep. Murtha’s call for a U.S. withdrawal from Iraq within six months. Let Congress know that there is nothing baffling about Rep. Murtha’s stand.
Follow the link below to let Congress know that you are heartened by Representative Murtha’s call for a change in direction in Iraq.


http://support.afsc.org/site/Advocacy?pagename=homepage&page=UserAction&id=124
Representative Murtha showed real leadership, including owning his accountability for sending Americans to war. In his speech, he said:
Iraq cannot be won “militarily.” I said two years ago, the key to progress in Iraq is to Iraqitize, Internationalize and Energize. I believe the same today. But I have concluded that the presence of U.S. troops in Iraq is impeding this progress.


Because we in Congress are charged with sending our sons and daughters into battle, it is our responsibility, our obligation to speaking out for them. That's why I am speaking out.
Our military has done everything that has been asked of them, the U.S. can not accomplish anything further in Iraq militarily. It is time to bring them home.


This is an important statement from an influential member of Congress. The Administration and the Republican leadership reacted immediately trying to pigeon-hole Representative Murtha’s position as “fringe.”

Please email your Senators and Representative to let them know that you’re not baffled by John Murtha, but rather that you are pleased to see such a show of leadership.
http://support.afsc.org/site/Advocacy?pagename=homepage&page=UserAction&id=124
For Peace,The Wage Peace Campaign Team

2 Comments:

Blogger Karl said...

I personally want to thank Senator Murtha for having the courage to finally get the discussion going on getting our troops out of Iraq, and out of Iraq NOW! He has been one of the only Democratic Senators to openly, and I might add, defiantly, speak out against this nonsensical war. He has brought to light that the direction the US is going in in Iraq is leading to NOTHING but more and more destruction. THANK YOU SENATOR MURTHA!

9:34 PM  
Blogger Medbh said...

I so agree, Karl.
We have to keep encouraging and supporting the brave people like Cong. Murtha, who are speaking out against this war.

War itself is such a barbaric practice, haven't we evolved past this hero/crusader mentality yet? can't the hero/crusaders(on both sides) see the true reason, what was always the trues reason---for war?
greed and money, honey, that has always been the bottom line..

11:14 AM  

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