January 23, 2009

National Save The Guard Launch

On Wednesday, January 21, 2009, the day after the inauguration of President Obama, the “Bring the Guard Home” campaign officially launched its nationwide effort to stop the future federalization of any national guard troops to Iraq. A press conference held at the National Press Club with representatives from all the supporting organizations, as well as 2 state representatives, were on hand to explain why the 2002 Authorization for Use of Military Force, which is the basis for guard deployments to Iraq, has expired. (see www.bringtheguardhome.org)

See videos below:

Ben Manski, Executive Director Liberty Tree

Elaine Brower, of Military Families Speak Out

Now that the authorized Iraq mission of the National Guard is complete . . .

"It is clear that the mission that Congress authorized no longer exists. The President has no current or permanent legal authority to keep Guard members in Iraq."
~ Rep. Michael Fisher, Vermont State House

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