|Posted on Friday, February 23, 2007 - 11:43 am: ||
If you're confused about all the debate over Iraq, you're not alone.
People are wondering why political posturing in Washington continues as we get drawn deeper and deeper in Iraq. I hear it everywhere I go.
The House of Representatives took action last week on a "non-binding" resolution. In the Senate, the Republican minority has managed to prevent any vote at all. People perceive that the most important issue of our day has become captive to sound bites and cable news chatter.
You deserve better. You should demand it.
I was opposed to this war from the beginning because, in part, I believed it would lead to the devastating, open-ended occupation in which we find ourselves mired today.
I've introduced legislation that would bring this tragic chapter in our history to a close.
It's called the Iraq War De-Escalation Act. It makes the U.S. policy on Iraq crystal clear. It stops the escalation now and begins a redeployment to bring U.S. combat forces out of Iraq by March 31, 2008.
If you want to cut through the political games and support a clear policy that will get us out of Iraq, sign on to support it now and spread the word:
This campaign is about the hopes and dreams of people like you. And the cost of the continued occupation of Iraq stands in the way of meeting the many challenges we face.
We can't change America until we change direction in Iraq.
We can't be naive. It won't happen today. It won't happen tomorrow.
But this campaign offers the opportunity for people like you to organize in your own community. Together we can build the critical mass to affect that change.
To that end, we're going to keep the steady count of Americans supporting de-escalation on the front page of our web site.
Anyone who visits will see the number, learn about the bill, express their support and spread the word.
Please support the Iraq War De-Escalation Act now:
This war happened because too many people got caught up in the same spin cycle in Washington. Now it's time to end this war and transform the political culture that allowed it.
It's not enough for an opinion poll to show that a majority of Americans want to end this war.
We've got to organize and mobilize that majority.
And that's exactly what we're going to do.