Friday, April 27, 2007

Leadership that misleads is...

in contempt of Congress and all those it was elected to represent.

The American people are sick and tired of placebo politics, and we want a real time solution to the quagmire that is Iraq.

To say that troops will begin to leave Iraq by October 1st is, once again, misleading when Congress simultaneously authorizes the expenditure of another $124 billion in funding to amp up this war.

It's time for elected officials, from assemblymen to senators, to speak truth to power. We've already lost more than 3200 American lives, and those of countless Iraqis.

When, as expected, President Bush vetoes last week's legislation authorizing the removal of American forces from Iraq next spring, Congress must, in turn, introduce a new bill to de-authorize further funding, and start bringing our troops home not in six months, but right now.