since the Pentagon Papers have the inner workings of war been exposed
to the public in such an explosive fashion as with the WikiLeaks'
revelations on the Afghan war. Last night we talked
to Daniel Ellsberg, who made public the Pentagon Papers that helped
end the war in Vietnam. He said:
has given us a picture of the this war that shows a total
replay, as in Vietnam, of a corrupt, incompetent set of allies
whose main merit is a willingness to be paid by Congress and
be supported by the drug trade. We are clearly mired in an
escalating stalemate. The troop increase Obama has requested
will make no difference.
admire the courage of Bradley Manning for sacrificing himself
to make the public aware of the futility of this war. Let
us make sure his sacrifice is not in vain by using these revelations
to force Congress to stop funding this war."
"leak" comes precisely during the week that Congress will
be voting on another $33 billion for war. Thanks to your calls,
Congressional visits and determination this past month, the Administration
has not been able to get the quick vote on the war funding they
requested. Your efforts have had an impact;
now we have to open the floodgates of opposition and drown the funding
that would send more of our soldiers to die in vain.
fuel your passion for these calls, here's
the link to the section on civilian casualties, including
incidents like the gunner
at a roadblock who killed a 14-year-old girl and wounded
a toddler or the Marine
air strike that left seven children dead. You can also
WikiLeak talking points here!
Call 888-493-5443 now. Tell your Congressperson
that the WikiLeaks' documents confirm that this war is immoral and
we succeed in blocking the war funding or not, we'll be able to
clearly identify Congressional war enablers and war opponents, so
we can punish and reward them when they're home for August and at
the polls in November.
you for turning this leak into a tsunami of anti-war pressure,
Bonnie, Dana, Farida, Gael, Gayle, Joan, Jodie,
Medea, Nancy, Rae, and Victoria