President Bush 43 famously declared four years ago that the American War in Iraq was over and won. Since then it has been an OCCUPATION, with a predictable, understandable insurrection erupting during the occupation, and a terrible civil war emerging and growing rapidly SINCE the American war in Iraq was won.
Many U.S. citizens find it unacceptable, and disrespectful of our military forces (who were and are magnificently doing just as they were ordered) to quit a war that is not over, even if the war was not justified by any of the reasons given prior to unleashing it.
But the war was over in 2003, and it’s past time for ending a divisive, bloody, counter-productive, human rights and treaty violating, internationally condemned, brutal, costly, degenerating, four year OCCUPATION. Thousands of American troops have been killed, and many tens of thousands have been grievously and permanently injured so far during this occupation.
Hundreds of thousands of Iraqis have been killed, and well over a million Iraqi citizens have fled their country to adjoining nations as destitute refugees during this occupation. The number of the dead, crippled, or desperate people who have lost or fled their homes and their lives, greatly exceeds the entire population of the state of Wisconsin. And remember, Iraq had nothing whatsoever to do with the 9-11 attackers, and Iraq had no weapons of mass destruction, the two reasons cited prior to the invasion of Iraq.
Does the Administration and Congress really think this situation, or the security of citizens of the United States, will be improved in the foreseeable future by continuing the detested occupation and even sending more troops?
The American War in Iraq was over and won four years ago.
What do Americans want and need from Congress and the President?
We want you to END the OCCUPATION of Iraq NOW. Not after the election. Not next year. Now.
If you think the United States occupation of Iraq should be ended this year, call 1-888-851-1879 and ask to be connected to your Representative and Senators and give them that message today. The person answering your phone call can connect you directly using either the names of your member of Congress and Senators, or your zip code.