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TAKE ACTION: No More Wartime Spending in Afghanistan

Posted by Rick Reyes on June 9th, 2009

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I have fought in Afghanistan and Iraq for our country. I was ordered to conduct nightly patrols, in which my fellow soldiers and I ransacked homes, arresting and beating dozens of people. I have witnessed firsthand the disastrous consequences of an ineffective U.S. military strategy, and I can tell you Congress must not escalate this quagmire with a $96.7 billion supplemental wartime spending bill.

Call the following Representatives and ask them not to support The Supplemental Appropriations Act HR 2346:

  1. Rep. Tammy Baldwin at (202) 225-2906
  2. Rep. James McDermott at (206) 553-7170
  3. Rep. Lynn Woolsey at (202) 225-5161
  4. Rep. Jared Polis at (202) 225-2161
  5. Rep. Mike Thompson at (202) 225-3311

My experiences serving our country led me to join ten other Afghanistan and Iraq War veterans to found a new organization called “Veterans for Rethinking Afghanistan.” We have been meeting with members of Congress urging them not to approve this legislation, which became even more controversial when leaders tacked on provisions to give the International Monetary Fund $108 billion for a European bank bailout. With those added provisions, many members of Congress, Democrats and Republicans alike, have begun pulling their support for this spending bill.

As FireDogLake blogger Jane Hamsher recently wrote, “We’ve given money to members of Congress for years because they opposed the war. We urged them again and again to cut off supplemental appropriations…If they won’t hold this administration to the same standards that they applied to the Bush administration, it was all just demagoguery to be tossed overboard when their political advantage lay elsewhere.”

Make some calls today, either by contacting the members of Congress listed here who could really use a boost of support so they don’t buckle under political machine pressure, or by contacting those in Hamsher’s post. Whatever it takes to curb wartime spending.

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