Keep supporting Rep. Murtha
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.
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.
For Peace,The Wage Peace Campaign Team