Congress' confidence in Obama's war strategy slides

Concerns about the lack of progress in Afghanistan are rising as U.S. lawmakers consider an emergency funding bill.

http://articles.latimes.com/2010/jul/20/world/la-fg-afghan-war-support-20100721



Senate Approves $60B for Afghanistan Surge

In a take-it-or-leave-it gesture, the Senate voted Thursday night to reject more than $20 billion in domestic spending the House had tacked on to its $60 billion bill to fund President Barack Obama's troop surge in Afghanistan.

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2010/07/22/politics/main6704719.shtml


From Information Clearing House

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Will House Dems Oppose a Jobless War Supplemental?
http://www.commondreams.org/view/2010/07/23-13

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Time to Make a Fuss

Maya Schenwar, Truthout: "Obama's latest supplemental spending request, which would sign away $33 billion more for Afghanistan and Iraq, is hovering on the brink of passage. Those billions would be heaped on top of the $159.3 billion that Congress approved (with little fuss) for the wars in May. Now, if ever, Congress should be fussing - and so should the rest of us."

http://www.truth-out.org/afghanistan-funding-time-make-a-fuss61736

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No More Afghanistan War Funding

In the wake of 90,000 leaked documents finally exposing the truth of how completely misguided the occupation of Afghanistan is, and how badly it's really going, the New York Times is reporting that

"In Congress, House leaders were rushing to hold a vote on a critical war-financing bill as early as Tuesday, fearing that the disclosures could stoke Democratic opposition to the measure."

Stop The Afghanistan War Funding Action Page: http://www.peaceteam.net/action/pnum1053.php

The truth WOULD tend to put a crimp in continuing hideously bad policy, so of course they want to rush to extend the bad policy even more, before even more truth comes out. Well, we the people have our own urgent message for Congress. Stop it. Stop it cold. Stop it now. Or don't count on being in office after the next election.

If there were a law requiring truth in political advertising, all those politicians shouting, "Support our troops" would be shouting "Support our war profiteers" instead. The ongoing occupation of Afghanistan is not the biggest gift to those recruiting terrorists to attack Americans all over the world. No, Iraq is the biggest gift in that regard, but Afghanistan is a close second.

It's over. It's beyond redemption. The only justification for going into Afghanistan in the first place was to get Osama bin Laden. They failed to do that. That means the mission was a TOTAL failure. It was a lost cause 9 years and a trillion dollars ago. And parking hundreds of thousands of our troops there for a hundred years, like ducks in an IED shooting gallery, will not change that reality.

We have generated so much hatred against America after a decade of collateral genocide in the Middle East, that if Osama bin Laden was the starting center of the Karachi Jihadists basketball team, nobody would breathe a word of it for a thousand miles. That's just how bad it is.

So pick up a 25 pack of the "Corporations Are Not The People" bumper stickers for a modest donation if you have not done so already, because the war-making corporations are just pursuing their own profit at the expense of the good foreign policy interest of the American people in all this. Any donation you make is what makes it possible for us to send a free sticker to anyone who cannot make a donation right now. But we still need your energy to distribute the bulk packs as widely as possible.

Bulk Corporations Are Not The People bumper stickers: http://www.peaceteam.net/bumper_stickers_bulk.php

And you can always get one free for yourself with no donation required, if you have not requested yours already.

And here is the Facebook link for the Stop The Afghanistan War Funding action page further above.

[Facebook] Action Page: http://apps.facebook.com/fb_voices/action.php?qnum=pnum1053

And this is the Twitter reply for this same action

@cxs #p1053

Please take action NOW, so we can win all victories that are supposed to be ours, and forward this alert as widely as possible.

usalone402b:320927

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Obama signs war spending bill

USA Today

07/29/10

President Obama on Thursday signed legislation to fund his troop surge in Afghanistan, even though it was stripped of money for domestic stimulus programs. Congress passed the bill on Tuesday and Obama signed it without public remarks in a low-key Oval Office session. Democratic leaders had to rely on Republican support to pass the $59 billion measure, which provides money for 30,000 additional troops in Afghanistan and other programs...

http://tinyurl.com/23qzcdx


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp



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