“Dammit, make a decision.”
These are the words new Defense Secretary Panetta had for the Iraqi government, pushing them to decide whether to keep American troops in Iraq beyond the December 31, 2011, deadline.
But the American and Iraqi people already made a decision. We want this war to end. So why is the administration practically begging the Iraqi government to extend the war?
Many of you have been with us since 2002, campaigning vigorously to end a tragic war in Iraq that never should have begun. We successfully turned public and congressional opinion against the war, and President Obama rose to the top of the presidential primary pack because of his early opposition to the war. Now the president is on the verge of breaking his promise to end the war, considering leaving thousands of troops on the ground after the agreed-upon deadline.
As the congressional super committee starts working on a plan to find $1.2 trillion in savings, the last thing we need is to extend a deeply unpopular war, costing more tax dollars and risking more lives. We need Congress to send a clear message to the administration that this war must end on time. Click here to tell your representative to cosponsor Rep. Barbara Lee’s Iraq Withdrawal Accountability Act.
Thank you for your vigilance.