New Year, New Congress, New Opportunities to End the War
On New Year’s Eve the death of the 3,000th U.S. Soldier from Iraq was announced. A sad marker, but with the new year we must renew our efforts to end the war as soon as possible so that no more families, Iraqi or American, have to mourn the loss of their loved ones.
The weekend before last, Saddam Hussein was executed in Iraq. The timing of an execution in the midst of Eid ul-Adha festivities is rare, if not unheard of. Both the process (not trying Saddam for any of the other, far larger crimes that he was accused of) and the timing of the execution was seen as vengeful and intentionally divisive. Thus the execution has added more fuel to the fire of Iraq’s sectarian violence, as well as violence aimed at U.S. troops.
Last Thursday the new Congress was inaugurated. Although the Democrats did not include plans for addressing the occupation of Iraq in the original plan for their ‘first hundred hours, those plans may have changed today. On Friday, Speaker of the House Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Reid joined the fight against U.S. troop escalations (a.k.a. a troop ‘surge’) that many are predicting Bush will advocate when he announces his new Iraq plan this week.
Join us as we converge in D.C. on January 27th to say “No More Troops! Bring Them Home NOW!” and lobby Congress to end the war! We must end this war now and we need your presence to make it happen.
If you need funds to help you and your group/friends make it to D.C., you can apply here
Help us spread the word! Tell your friends on your campus and at other schools about the march on January 27th and encourage them to come!
For those who come to D.C. there will be plenty of opportunities to connect with other students organizing around the country and strategize for the rest of the semester. It will be great.
Together we can end this war in 2007.
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