Wednesday, January 17, 2007

The troops are now calling for withdrawal from Iraq

Earlier today, I posted a lengthy poll that shows the increasing deterioration of military support for Bush and his failed policies in Iraq. The numbers do not lie, and it is clear that the same brave men and women that are fighting the war are now joining the fight AGAINST the war. As if things couldn't get any worse for Bush and the Republican party, we also see that some of the troops have taken things a step further by banding together to call for troop withdrawal.
Last October, having completed his five-month tour of duty, Madden helped launch the Web site AppealforRedress.org, a grass-roots anti-war movement of active-duty, reserve and National Guard officers.

The site collected signatures for the appeal, which states: "As a patriotic American proud to serve the nation in uniform, I respectfully urge my political leaders in Congress to support the prompt withdrawal of American military forces and bases from Iraq.

"Staying in Iraq will not work and is not worth the price," it adds. "It is time for U.S. troops to come home."

Madden and other members of the movement delivered the signatures Tuesday in a ceremony on Capitol Hill with Rep. Dennis Kucinich, D-Ohio.

Kucinich, a 2008 presidential candidate and member of the "Out of Iraq" caucus, told reporters the personnel - from all branches of the armed services - were not challenging orders or their duty to serve the country.

"But they do assert their Constitutional and military code rights to speak with members of Congress," he said.


The appeal was sponsored by a coalition of anti-war groups, including Iraq Veterans Against the War, Veterans for Peace and Military Families Speak Out.
To read the article in its entirety, go here.

I also encourage you to take a look at the heartwrenching stories from more members of the military that agree with the fact that the Iraq war is NOT winnable, and that we would better serve our country and our fine members of the United States military if we were to leae now.

Again I ask, what could POSSIBLY be the reason for our best and brightest to turn on the President?
Its the Iraq War, Stupid.
Now support the troops and BRING THEM HOME.

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