Got an interesting mail today !! Thought I’d share it with you…

      Thank you for contacting me regarding your support
for our troops in Iraq.  I appreciate hearing from you and am pleased
to state that we are in complete agreement.

        On Friday evening November 18, 2005, the
House Republican leadership rushed to the House floor a resolution by
Congressman Duncan Hunter, the Republican Chairman of the Armed
Services Committee, to demand the immediate withdrawal of all American
military forces in Iraq.  This legislation was an amended version of
legislation offered by Congressman John Murtha, a Democrat and one of
Congress’ most decorated Vietnam veterans calling for a redeployment of
US troops leading up to a withdrawal of American forces from Iraq. 

        The issue of the war in Iraq is a divisive
one.  As you probably know, I did support the initial resolution to
authorize the President to use the armed forces of the United States
against Iraq to defend the national security of the United States. 
When I voted for this authorization, I believed, like many of my
constituents and fellow Congressmen and women, that Iraq was an
imminent threat to the security of the United States.

        Unfortunately, since the war began,
America–and Congress–has learned that this information was false.  It
has been proven that the so-called evidence of Iraq trying to buy
nuclear weapons material from Niger was false and based on flimsy
intelligence.  Additionally, along with the 9-11 Commission, even the
highest-ranking officials in the Bush Administration, including former
National Security Advisor, now Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice,
former Secretary of State Powell, and Vice President Cheney, have
discounted claims that Saddam Hussein had ties to al Qaeda. 
Unfortunately, this information came out after the war had already
begun.

        The goal of Congressman Duncan Hunter’s
resolution is plain. It was about the Republican Party playing politics
and questioning the patriotism of any American who believes that we
need to reexamine the war in Iraq.  This resolution signaled the thing
that the Republican Party has become best at, creating a smoke screen
to hide the fact the Bush Administration misled America into war,
refused to provide body armor or other supplies for our troops, has
tried to close the Manhattan VA Hospital for returning troops and has
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        This resolution was rushed to the floor in the Republican hopes of dividing Democrats – but instead all it did was continue to divide America.

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        This Hunter resolution was not about patriotism but about politics.rn

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        After 2 ½ years of war in Iraq, we are at a time when Congress needs to debate the status of the war, and develop a plan for success – success for a stable Iraq and success in bringing our troops stateside.  But instead, the Republicans would not even debate these propositions, refusing to provide even a minute of debate time for each American killed in Iraq. – a number approaching 2,100 at this point and growing daily, unfortunately.

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        In my America, it is NOT unpatriotic to question a war in which almost 2,100 Americans have died in so far and over 25,000 injured.  I am angry that President Bush, Vice President Cheney and Congressional Republicans, many of whom have never served a day in uniform, question the patriotism of any American who questions them.  That is un-American plain and simple.

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        Our country needs  – and I demand  – answers about how to win this war and get our troops home.  The status quo has been a disaster.  Military experts were ignored so armchair quarterbacks and political architects in Washington DC could make military decisions.  Since the war began, Iraq has become a training ground for al-Qaeda; the US has become less safe today then we were on September 10, 2001, and we have almost 2,100 US fatalities and growing in Iraq with no end in sight. 

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        I opposed the resolution of Republican Duncan Hunter.  But I do believe the time has come for questions, accountability and a change in the direction of US foreign policy.  That is a pro-US troops, patriotic position.  Again, thank you for your message.

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        This resolution was rushed to the floor in
the Republican hopes of dividing Democrats – but instead all it did was
continue to divide America.

        This Hunter resolution was not about patriotism but about politics.

        After 2 ½ years of war in Iraq, we are at a
time when Congress needs to debate the status of the war, and develop a
plan for success – success for a stable Iraq and success in bringing
our troops stateside.  But instead, the Republicans would not even
debate these propositions, refusing to provide even a minute of debate
time for each American killed in Iraq. – a number approaching 2,100 at
this point and growing daily, unfortunately.

        In my America, it is NOT unpatriotic to
question a war in which almost 2,100 Americans have died in so far and
over 25,000 injured.  I am angry that President Bush, Vice President
Cheney and Congressional Republicans, many of whom have never served a
day in uniform, question the patriotism of any American who questions
them.  That is un-American plain and simple.

        Our country needs  – and I demand  – answers
about how to win this war and get our troops home.  The status quo has
been a disaster.  Military experts were ignored so armchair
quarterbacks and political architects in Washington DC could make
military decisions.  Since the war began, Iraq has become a training
ground for al-Qaeda; the US has become less safe today then we were on
September 10, 2001, and we have almost 2,100 US fatalities and growing
in Iraq with no end in sight. 

        I opposed the resolution of Republican Duncan
Hunter.  But I do believe the time has come for questions,
accountability and a change in the direction of US foreign policy. 
That is a pro-US troops, patriotic position.  Again, thank you for your
message.



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  1. “I am angry that President Bush, Vice President Cheney and Congressional Republicans, many of whom have never served a day in uniform, question the patriotism of any American who questions them. That is un-American plain and simple.”:)”Since the war began, Iraq has become a training ground for al-Qaeda; the US has become less safe today then we were on September 10, 2001…”:)You have some amazing contacts.

  2. okay honey this snow is another good reason i am moving to new york…talked to a korean guy last night online and he needs a room mate so mabe i got one lined up and if i can get my other guy then we got three i hope soon this will go into place i am  tired of here…but all in the right time…love ya ❤ katie

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