ACTION ALERT: Fire Casey: We Need a New Top Dog in the Army!
June 3, 2009
Winograd for Congress & PeaceTeam.net
The headlines read — "Army Chief Says US Ready to be in Iraq 10 Years." Did General George Casey, the Army Chief of Staff, somehow miss the message of the Presidential election? Marcy Winograd, 36th congressional district candidate, reminds General Casey that the American people voted for a President who promised to get us out of Iraq, not to prolong the agony of occupation.
(June 2, 2009) — The headlines read — "Army Chief Says US Ready to be in Iraq 10 Years." Did General George Casey, the Army Chief of Staff, somehow miss the message of the Presidential election? Marcy Winograd, 36th congressional district candidate, reminds General Casey that the American people voted for a President who promised to get us out of Iraq, not to prolong the agony of occupation. Winograd says — "Fire Casey!"
President Barack Obama campaigned on a plan to bring US combat forces home from Iraq in 2010 — that's one year, not ten years, away. In addition, the United States and Iraq have agreed that all American forces would leave by 2012. We must demand those promises be kept.
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Marcy Winograd, who is leading the charge on this action, is a courageous progressive advocate, who pulled a very strong 38% challenging Jane Harman for the Democratic congressional nomination in CA-36, and is doing so again. With recent revelations that Harman helped Bush get elected in 2004 by personally pressuring the NY Times not to publish the NSA wiretap story before the election, and Harman's complicity of knowledge and failure to act to stop the Bush torture program, make this a MUST congressional replacement.
The return page from the action page submission link above will give you an opportunity to make a contribution to Marcy Winograd's campaign. Or you can use this link below to do so directly, which provides for both ActBlue and donation by mail options.
General Casey claims his comments were not meant to conflict with the President. Really? Was Casey testing the waters, taking the pulse, waiting to see what our reaction would be to a continuous occupation? Let's show the General and the President that we are sick and tired of the goal post forever moving — and we want to bring our troops home now! Fire Casey!
Truman fired general Douglas MacArthur during the Korean War, because MacArthur made statements that were contrary to the official position of Washington. Is Casey speaking for Obama or not?? Is Casey a greater and more indispensable general than MacArthur was? Either President Obama needs to set Casey straight, or we need to set Obama straight. So the action page below will send your message to President Obama calling on him to fire General Casey, and it will go to your members of Congress as well, and also your nearest daily newspaper if that option is selected.
Fire General Casey Action Page
There are some very deceptive things going on already with US Iraq policy, like REDRAWING the boundaries of cities so that existing US Bases are magically no longer within the city limits, as if that makes them compliant with our agreement to remove them. These forked tongue maneuvers must STOP. And it is our job as citizens to demand that they do.
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Please take action NOW, so we can win all victories that are supposed to be ours, and forward this alert as widely as possible.
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