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Sunday, February 10, 2008

IRAQ MORATORIUM - FEBRUARY 15

[We interrupt this anti-war plea to mention that Chelsea Clinton will campaign for her mom on Tuesday, Feb. 12 at 11 a.m. at Cartwright Center, UW-L. See Jimmy Breslin's 2005 take on Hillary and Iraq before you go.]


I hereby make a commitment that on the Third Friday of each and every month, I will break my daily routine and take some action, by myself or with others, to end the War in Iraq.

UPDATE: FRIDAY, FEB. 15 FROM 5 TO 6 P.M. AT THE CORNERS OF LA CROSSE ST. AND WEST AVE. BRING YOUR SIGN.

A few good men (well, one) have been trying to get a monthly Iraq Moratorium demonstration going in La Crosse. I've thought of all the excuses myself and used them, too. But it's time to get out there and keep this issue out in front.

We've gone over the $1 TRILLION dollar mark and are approaching 4,000 US military casualties in Iraq and more than 1 MILLION Iraqis killed. A CBS News report in November 2007 found that 120 vets PER WEEK are attempting or committing suicide and the Bush administration has recently argued in court that veterans do not have a right to mental health care.

What have we done?! Why are we continuing to let it happen.

Join us this Friday, February 15 from 5 to 6 p.m. at the corners of La Crosse Street and West Avenue. Bring your anti war signs. We will try to keep this up every third Friday of every month - until it's over.

BTW, there are no progressive candidates left in the Democratic primary. Jump on the bandwagon if you will, but don't hold your breath for much of a "change". Currently, the US spends more on its military than all other countries combined. So, the answer, from the "most liberal" candidate?

from Obama's Foreign Policy website:

Building a 21st Century Military
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Expand the Military: We have learned from Iraq that our military needs more men and women in uniform to reduce the strain on our active force. Obama will increase the size of ground forces, adding 65,000 soldiers to the Army and 27,000 Marines.

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