Ask House Dems to say no to latest Iraq sellout

It’s such a “business as usual” story that the NY Times relegated it to page 21.

House Democrats have made another deal to fund the war in Iraq.

They’re voting today to give the Bush administration another $162-billion for Iraq and Afghanistan.

In return, Bush and the Repubs have apparently agreed to a better, expanded GI bill for veterans, extended unemployment compensation, and some helped to flooded areas.

A bad deal.

Call your House member today — right now — and say that.

It seems like the fix is in.  The deal is probably done.

But let’s not let it happen quietly on page 21.  Speak up.

The Washington Post says there will be two votes, one on the domestic spending and one on the money for the war.

Tell them to just say no.  Call now. The House switchboard is 202-225-3121. Or find your member here.

And on Friday, take some action yourself to end the war and occupation.  It’s Iraq Moratorium day, a day to take some action, individually or collectively, to interrupt your normal routine and make a statement.  

A postscript: Mission Accomplished:

BAGHDAD – Four Western oil companies are in the final stages of negotiations this month on contracts that will return them to Iraq, 36 years after losing their oil concession to nationalization as Saddam Hussein rose to power.

Exxon Mobil, Shell, Total and BP – the original partners in the Iraq Petroleum Company – along with Chevron and a number of smaller oil companies, are in talks with Iraq’s Oil Ministry for no-bid contracts to service Iraq’s largest fields, according to ministry officials, oil company officials and an American diplomat.



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  1. Will work for oil.

    • Edger on June 19, 2008 at 19:06

    TELL them.

    Tell them this November how badly they fucked up.

    If it means losing the congressional majority then congress will be no different result wise than it is now vis a vis the occupation.

    Tell them this November how badly they fucked up.

  2. a total loss.  No I didn’t vote for him, and no I won’t vote for him…but his seat is not even seriously contested.  He’s a total shill for chimpy…and that’s how the people around here like it.


    Did I mention that democracy is only a good idea when the citizens are informed and have more than one brain cell?

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