End the Occupation Now
A 22-year-old Marine and a 29-year-old sailor have launched an Appeal for Redress from the War in Iraq. So far, the initiative has received 1,028 signatures from active-duty and reserve troops calling for an end to the war.
The signatures were delivered to lawmakers this morning in DC. Members of the Out of Iraq Caucus, including California Representatives Lynne Woolsey, Maxine Waters, and Barbara Lee met with the troops to acknowledge the appeal.
Under the military whistleblower protection act, military members can send appeals to members of Congress without reprisal.
Eugene Fidell, president of the National Institute of Military Justice, says the appeal is “simply unprecedented.”
Tomorrow at 11:00 am PST, Representatives Woolsey, Lee, and Waters will hold a press conference to introduce “The Bring the Troops Home and Iraq Sovereignty Restoration Act.” The legislation would force President Bush to withdraw all U.S. forces currently in Iraq within six months.