January 26, 2010

If Congress doesn't approve the money, the wars will end. It's that simple.

Obama is asking for an additional $33 Billion so he can send another 30,000 troops to Afghanistan. The simplest way to stop this madness is to get Congress to refuse to further fund the debacle. We need to contact our congressperson to:
"Demand that they stop funding illegal war and occupation. Don't let them tell you that they "support the troops," so they have to vote for the money. We know better than that. This money is to support war, and to line the pockets of the military/industrial complex and war profiteers, not to help the troops.

Ask your representative to co-sponsor HR 3699, a bill to prohibit any increase in the number of troops in Afghanistan. This bill is ONE sentence long:

"No funds appropriated or otherwise made available under any provision of law may be obligated or expended to increase the number of members of the United States Armed Forces serving in Afghanistan so that the number of members serving in Afghanistan exceeds the number so serving on the date of the enactment of this Act."
If HR 3699 were passed, it wouldn't matter if the defense budget was approved-it would be UNLAWFUL to spend any money on the escalation in Afghanistan.

Congress needs to hear from us, and we have to make it clear that we are very serious in our demands to stop the wars and occupations. The only thing that will counter the power of the big money lobbyists, is the threat of losing their seat in Congress. Make it clear that you will not support anyone who votes for the money. This is an election year-we need to make sure that Congress feels like they need to please us, not big money."
-from Veterans for Peace

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