Democrats.com – 2007-09-13 22:11:53
Democrats.com Poll Finds
Majority Want to Bring Our Troops
Home from Iraq in 6 Months
Tonight George Bush finally let the cat out of the bag: he wants U.S. troops to occupy Iraq for decades to come, no matter the cost in lives, tax dollars, and worldwide anger at the American Empire.
But will he put his own children in harm’s way? Will he raise taxes on his rich cronies? Absolutely not — he wants to continue the occupation with Other People’s Money by borrowing another $200 billion from our children — and Other People’s Lives, at a rate of 100 per month.
So what do the American people want, and how much do we want to sacrifice in money and lives? The Corporate Media won’t ask that question in their polls, so we asked it ourselves in a telephone poll of 618 adults from September 6-9. And the results were astonishing.
54% of Americans want Bush to bring U.S. troops home within 6 months. An overwhelming majority (73%) of Americans want U.S. troops home within a year. And the less we spend bringing them home the better — the single largest group (40%) want Bush to bring U.S. troops home within 6 months using funds Congress has already given him for Iraq, which is the position advocated by Rep. Dennis Kucinich.
• Read the full results:
You will not hear this viewpoint on your TV. But this is what you think, and you are not alone.
Speaker Pelosi and Majority Leader Reid are lost at sea. They want to Bush to bring our troops home, but Bush is determined to force the next President to continue his disastrous occupation. Pelosi and Reid can neither change Bush’s mind, nor change his policies; all they can do is take away his money.
In the House, Reps. Barbara Lee (D-CA), Lynn Woolsey (D-CA), and Maxine Waters (D-CA) are leading the way. In July they sent a letter to Bush that pledges to only fund “the protection and safe redeployment of all our troops out of Iraq before you leave office.”
As of today, 77 Members of Congress have signed this “Peace Pledge.”
Tell your Representatives to join them:
And don’t stop writing, calling, and protesting at their offices until they do. We must end Bush’s occupation for the sake of our children, our grandchildren, and the planet we urgently need to save.