National Peace Organizations Call on Congress to Stop Funding the Occupation of Iraq and Vote to Bring our Troops Home in 2007

This is infuriating. How in the world is Congress ‘supporting the troops’ by continuing to send them to kill and die in an illegal, immoral, unwinnable quagmire?” asked Nancy Lessin, co-founder of Military Families Speak Out. “The House Leadership crafted this bill with loopholes allowing tens of thousands of U.S. troops to be left Iraq for years after the so-called withdrawal date in August, 2008, and allowing presidential waivers for troop readiness requirements. Real support of our troops is de-funding this war, bringing our troops home now and taking care of them when they get here.” Military Families Speak Out, Veterans For Peace, and Iraq Veterans Against the War recently sent a letter to Congress, available at, telling Congress it could not both fund the war and claim to be ending it. read more


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