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Six Years Ago Today Bush Committed Us to War

March 19, 2009 Front Page 2 Comments

Tayma is right. The war in Iraq has been going on way too long. Today marks the 6th anniversary, as a matter of fact. The war has cost us over $600 billion and over 4,000 US troops lives. It is time to bring our troops — our brothers, sisters, friends, classmates — home! Here are three things you can do right now to help end this war:

-Tell Obama to keep his campaign promise and bring ALL the troops home from Iraq within 16 months. Call him at the White House at (202) 456-1111.

-Tell Congress to end the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and redirect the military budget to domestic issues like healthcare, education, green jobs, and assisting homeowners with foreclosures. Call your Representatives at (202) 224-3121.

-Get involved by signing up for CODEPINK action alerts at http://codepinkalert.org

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  1. Julie williams says:

    I agree Paris..

    Talk has to be followed through with action! This war has been going on far too long and we can use the money to help our economy get on track…

    Well done and well said!!

  2. PATTI CONSTANTINO-MARTIN says:

    On the sixth anniversary of the disastrous Iraq War, Al-Zaidi’s story highlights the reality of the US-imposed democracy in Iraq. One of Bush’s false justifications for the invasion was the need to save Iraqis from a repressive regime and give them the freedom of expression they deserved. Six years later, expressing yourself freely will still get you tortured and imprisoned in Iraq. This is the democracy that over 4,000 US soldiers and over 1 million Iraqis have lost their lives for?

    Obama promised to end the war and bring the troops home in 2009 and we will continue to hold him to his word.

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