End Iraq war, service members tell Congress

  1. End Iraq war, service members tell Congress

    A letter from about 1,000 active-duty, Guard and reserve members calling for Congress to end the war in Iraq was delivered to Capitol Hill on Tuesday.
    Rep. James McGovern, D-Mass., who accepted what in legal terms is known as an appeal for redress-because service members are prohibited from petitioning Congress-said the call for an immediate end to U.S. military operations in Iraq will be turned over to the clerk of the House of Representatives and
    published in the Congressional Record so it can be read by all members of Congress.

    The letter contains just three sentences:
    "As a patriotic American proud to serve the nation in uniform, I respectfully urge my political leaders in Congress to support the prompt withdrawal of all American military forces and bases from Iraq. Staying in Iraq will not work and is not worth the price. It is time for U.S. troops to come home."

    Other service members - http://www.marinetimes.com/news/2007/01/ntRally070115/

    Posted on Tue, Jan. 16, 2007

    Troops add their voices to chorus calling for reversal of Iraq policy

    WASHINGTON - Pressure on Congress intensified Tuesday to stop President Bush's plan to increase troops in Iraq, as some 1,000 active-duty soldiers and Marines urged lawmakers to support a quick withdrawal and anti-war groups planned to rally state legislatures.