From the Democratic Party of the great state of Wisconsin:
“The American people sent a strong message in November to fix the administration’s failedSign the petition to support the Senator's bold and courageous action to end this war. The people spoke in November, there is no more 'Stay the Course', that strategy has already run its course.
policy, the same message I have heard from Wisconsinites at my listening sessions,” Feingold said. “So far, the administration has ignored that message and is considering sending more troops to Iraq – something that would run counter to our national security and the wishes of the American people. Congress can’t afford to make the same mistake. We must redeploy our troops from Iraq Iraqso that we can focus on serious threats to our security – in Somalia, Afghanistanand elsewhere – that have only grown while this Administration has been distracted in .” Iraq
George Bush, who has long lived in a delusional bubble, along with his pal St. John McCain, are lobbying for the unthinkable - more troops in Iraq - which will only increase the level of hostility aimed at the U.S. and seal the fate of hundreds upon thousands of more human lives lost at the end of a bullet or bomb.
Let your elected officials know that you will not stand for this escalation of warfare and death. Tell them to support Representative Jack Murtha's ultimatum to the Bush War Council.
How does the old saying go?
When we asked about the likelihood of the president sending additional troops to Iraq, Murtha was adamant. “The only way you can have a troop surge,” he told us, “is to extend the tours of people whose tours have already been extended, or to send back people who have just gotten back home.” He explained at length how our military forces are already stretched to the breaking point, with our strategic reserve so depleted we are unprepared to face any additional threats to the country. So does that mean there will be no surge? Murtha offered us a “with Bush anything is possible” look, then said: “Money is the only way we can stop it for sure.”…
He says he wants to “fence the funding,” denying the president the resources to escalate the war, instead using the money to take care of the soldiers as we bring them home from Iraq “as soon as we can.”
Now is the time for all good men (and women!) to come to the aid of their country.
Light those phone numbers up today.