Thursday, July 19, 2007

Support the troops by getting them home beginning with a canvas Saturday

If you’re looking to get out in the beautiful sunshine to get some exercise and enjoy the weather you can also do that and save our brave soldiers and Marines from dying needlessly in Iraq because of President Bush’s failed policies by joining Americans Against Escalation in Iraq in canvassing in Brighton from 2-4 p.m. Saturday (7/21).

The group is meeting at 2 p.m. behind the McGivney Law offices - 210 E Main St. -
before dispersing. That’s just about a block east of the main four in downtown Brighton – and the home of one of Bush’s and the Iraq war’s biggest cheerleaders, U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers – and less than a mile west of the Spencer Road exit from I-96. The zip code is 48116 so you can type it into Google maps to get here. Canvassers will be distributing yard signs and asking Brighton residents to call their Congressman to stop supporting Bush's reckless war policy.

Just a few days ago with the GOP filibuster we saw the hypocrisy of Republican senators who continue to speak out against the civil war and occupation in Iraq, and then when it comes time to vote for actual change and put their money where their mouths are they do absolutely nothing. We saw the hypocrisy of the all-night debate over the Reed-Levin amendment, which would begin bring American troops home from Iraq in 120 days, with the eventual goal of removing all combat troops by April 30, 2008. Republicans were able to block even an up or down vote. We cannot allow them to say one thing and do another when the lives of our finest young men and women are on the line.

Please RSVP to if you are able to attend or for any questions regarding the campaign. You don’t have to live in Brighton or even the 8th U.S. Congressional District to attend. You just need to care about justice and want to truly support the troops instead of just giving it lip service and slapping a bumper sticker on your car like Bush, Rogers and their supporters.

Americans Against Escalation in Iraq is a national campaign comprised of a variety groups from across the political spectrum that are committed to opposing the Bush plan to escalate the war in Iraq and to work for the responsible redeployment of American forces. It’s a loose coalition of various groups, including the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), Political Action,, Center for American Progress Action Fund, USAction, Win Without War, Campaign for America’s Future, the United States Student Association, Working Assets, Americans United for Change and Campus Progress Action.

1 comment:

Schuggy said...

The end result is inevitable...regardless of when you pull out today or 10 years from now. The die has been cast and the result is predetermined and the American Troops can't stay forever and if you know anything about the culture of the middle east than you would know that these people are patient in settling old scores.

The Middle Easterners have the ability to wait you out...there is too much oil money on the table and the parties are willing to fight for control. So, staying is not really an option because the Arabs, Kurds and Turks are forming their plan and they will wait the Americans Out and then get it on. Its inevitable and George W. Bush set these events in motion.

The GOP willingness to stay is rooted in the ability not to admit maybe this was a mistake to begin with. That's when pride overrides logic in your decision making process.

I think this year's political season is crucial to get the message out. Real messages can’t get lost over sound bites. I have found a large Michigan base web directory of political sites and blogs. Anyone can ad to the link without being required a reciprocal link.

I just put up a web link for Project Vote Smart on it.

But I think its everyone's citizens duty to stay informed on the political issues. So if you know a web page that’s out there please post it up.

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