I would add “and so will tens of thousands of Iraqis” to the above quote from U.S. Representative Maurice Hinchey (D-NY).
Unfortunately, even self-described anti-war members of Congress continue to vote to spend our tax dollars to perpetuate the U.S. occupation of Iraq because of the need to “fund the troops, ” which they still inexplicably equate with “supporting the troops.”
Tell Congress to Vote NO on the War Funding Bill!
We at Peace Action join with our allies in veterans and military families peace organizations in recognizing the only way to really support the troops is to bring them home to the warm embrace of their families as soon as possible, not to fund or “support” their continuing to fight, kill and die in Bush’s quagmire.
Congress is set to vote today or tomorrow to give a blank check to Bush – and a large one at that, nearly $100 billion. This is the second version, after Bush vetoed the first, of the “supplemental” appropriations bill to continue funding the war in Iraq, and this version contains no timelines for withdrawal. The money is for just the next four months — Bush has requested another $140 billion in the 2008 budget that would kick in October 1.
Please call your Congressperson and Senators today (you can call the Capitol switchboard at 202-224-3121 and ask for your Representative and Senators) and tell them to vote NO on this war funding bill. Tell them to stop enabling Bush’s quagmire, and to support the troops by ending the war and bringing them home.
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