Thu, 1 February 2007
President Bush presented the troop escalation as a fait accompli.
Congress has been working to pass nonbinding resolutions that would demonstrate their opposition to the escalation.
Vice President Cheney said that it didn't matter what Congress did, nothing would stop the escalation.
Secretary of Defense Robert Gates has warned Congress not to stand in the President's way when it comes to fighting the war in Iraq.
It seems that Congress needs to put a few "teeth" into some of these resolutions and start taking positive steps toward bringing an end to this new "national nightmare" in which we have found ourselves.
It seems that "We the People" are going to have to remind our national leaders, Represenatives, and Senators that we are the ones with the ultimate power in this country.
In this spirit, MoveOn.Org is sponsoring a "virtual March on Washington." The goal is to have one million Americans call their Senators to demand that they pass a resolution condemning the escalation of the war. The march happens on February 1, 2007, and everybody is invited to schedule a time in which to call your Senators.
We, the People of the United States of America must remember that if change is to happen, it will rely heavily on us. No Senator, no Representative, no President, no Vice President, and no Secretary of Defense is above the will of the American citizens, and we have to make that will known.
Will you join us by committing to contact your Senators? If so, please click on this link to sign up for a phone appointment. Participation is already heavy, and that is a good sign. We are making a difference, and we all have to do our part. It is within all of us to bring about peace on this planet, and it starts by not escalating wars, then by ending them, and so on and so forth. If not you, then who? If not now, then when? Make a difference today!
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