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JLV
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2007 9:05 pm    Post subject: Permanently In Iraq... Reply with quote
Thought this was a good e-mail from MoveOn so I figured I would spread the knowledge.

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Dear MoveOn member,

Have you seen the headlines? President Bush is quietly negotiating an agreement with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki to keep our troops there indefinitely--an agreement that could include permanent bases and a massive military presence for years!1 Bush is trying to tie the hands of the next administration to keep us in Iraq for the foreseeable future.2

This is a pivotal moment—the agreement is still in the planning stages and if we don't act now, we could be stuck in Iraq for decades.

It's critical to push Democrats into opposing this. Right now, President Bush's troop reduction plan has fooled some people into thinking we're headed toward an exit in Iraq—but this move makes it clear he's literally committing the U.S. to a war with no end. It's an extreme policy and Congress can stop it—but whether they do depends on how loud we are.

Can you sign the petition demanding that Congress act to stop the president from committing to a massive military presence in Iraq for decades? We'll deliver your comments to your representatives by the end of the week—there's no time to waste. Clicking here will add your name:

http://pol.moveon.org/pac/endless/

After you sign, please forward this email to friends, family and colleagues—we all need to speak up together.

News reports indicate that the White House is negotiating an agreement with al-Maliki that could include permanent bases, a massive military presence in the Middle East, and dibs for U.S. investors, which "could provide a huge windfall if Iraq can achieve enough stability to exploit its vast oil resources."3 Talking Points Memo summed up the agreement best, saying:

"That means that during Bush's last year in office, the administration will work out the terms of the U.S.'s stay in Iraq in order to, at the very least, seriously constrain the next administration's options for ending the U.S. presence."4

Already Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senators Hillary Clinton, Chris Dodd and Barack Obama have begun to draw a line in the sand over this, saying that permanent bases are unacceptable. 5 But opposing permanent bases isn't enough. Democrats have to act to stop Bush's move to force us into an endless occupation in Iraq.

An agreement like the one that Bush is negotiating has implications beyond Iraq. Bush administration officials have indicated that a long-term presence in Iraq is necessary to deter what they call "Iranian mischief" in the region6—meaning that an ongoing commitment in Iraq could also pave the way to an escalation of war with Iran.

News of this agreement broke the very same day that the New York Times reported that the Bush administration is giving up on the benchmarks it had set for the Iraqi government.7 Giving up on these benchmarks means that there is no pressure on the Iraqi government to create political reconciliation. Combine that with news of this agreement, and we run the risk of having our troops bogged down in Iraq for decades.

This moment is critical and your voice is urgently needed. The agreement that President Bush is negotiating is still in the planning stages and if enough of us speak out we can get Congress to block him from making yet another reckless foreign policy mistake—one that could cost thousands of American and Iraqi lives.

We need to send Congress a message they can't ignore: Block an endless war in Iraq now—before it's too late. Click here to add your name.

http://pol.moveon.org/pac/endless/

Thanks for all you do,

–Nita, Justin, Tanya, Wes, and the MoveOn.org Political Action Team
Thursday, November 29th, 2007


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2007 9:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
my god, what price is this man willing to pay in American blood to make his legacy?!?
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2007 10:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
We must get out of there
congress must impeach president vice presiden condi rice karl rove
they must all be removed from office for lying to the american people to put our troops into iraq.
Their lie has caused instability and a conflict with out end that is spreading
We the american people are not responsible for iraq
the Neocons are and they are the ones that should be paying for it through removal from office prison terms and their estates seized.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 12:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
http://antiwar.com/justin/?articleid=11966
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 17, 2008 5:24 am    Post subject: Perpetual War Reply with quote
Man, no shit. This war has gotten so out of hand that this worthless President that I'm sorry to admit I voted for has done nothing but disappoint the dog shit outta me. After his recent state of the union and economy address, it hit me like a hard heel shoe between the eyes. I was embarrassed to claim I was a Republican Conservative who was spoonfed a whole lotta bullshit like never before. Thesebvg aren't the types of views we support. Better late than never this ass clown has got to go. Regretably, John Quincy..
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 17, 2008 12:51 pm    Post subject: Re: Perpetual War Reply with quote
John_Quincy wrote:
Man, no shit. This war has gotten so out of hand that this worthless President that I'm sorry to admit I voted for has done nothing but disappoint the dog shit outta me. After his recent state of the union and economy address, it hit me like a hard heel shoe between the eyes. I was embarrassed to claim I was a Republican Conservative who was spoonfed a whole lotta bullshit like never before. Thesebvg aren't the types of views we support. Better late than never this ass clown has got to go. Regretably, John Quincy..


That seems like an about-face from what I've seen you post, but I have to say, that takes some serious balls. I definitely have serious respect for anyone who can break from their party and admit that things have gone seriously astray when it's the truth. Props to you man.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 20, 2008 1:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
More Republicans need to grab the cahones and tell the boot the current RNC leadership to the the curb. They need to take back their party and make it something that Independents can take seriously cause right now, it seems to be led by hypocritical, fearmongering, special-interest controlled old white men.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 20, 2008 4:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
fellfire wrote:
More Republicans need to grab the cahones and tell the boot the current RNC leadership to the the curb. They need to take back their party and make it something that Independents can take seriously cause right now, it seems to be led by hypocritical, fearmongering, special-interest controlled old white men.


My dad is a die-hard Republican and while he likes to say that Bush has failed the party and stuff like that, he's just like corno in that the moment Bush is attacked, he's right back to defending his every action. It's unfortunate.
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