Today, the US forces helped pull down a statue of Saddam in Baghdad. This is considered the fall of Baghdad and Saddam's regime. That was seven years ago. There was a small crowd of Iraqis there. Today, one out of six Iraqis protested the continuing occupation of their country. That protest was massive, and Bush, Blair and Saddam were burned in effigy. That was six years ago. The US invasion and occupation has destroyed Iraq. There are millions of internally displaced people, millions of refugees, millions of widows and orphans. The number of dead is at least in the hundreds of thousands, the number of injured are in the millions. All of this is a massive, massive war crime, all of it coming from a war of aggression based on a pack of lies about imaginary WMDs. The Iraqi people have paid a horrible price. I support President Obama's plan to bring combat forces home by August 31st. I also support his promise to abide by the bilateral U.S.- Iraq security agreement, which requires all U.S. troops to withdraw from Iraq before the end of next year. Congress must act to ensure these plans are carried out. Thank you for your time.
Friday, April 09, 2010
Today's letter to politicians in DC
This one went to Obama, Burr, Hagan, and Shuler. It was through the American Friends Service Committee website.
Posted by Dancewater at 5:47 PM