Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Democracy for America

Do you know who Paul Hackett is? He’s the Iraq War vet who came back and ran for Congress as a Democrat in Ohio’s 2nd District, which always votes Republican by large margins. He barely lost running on a tough talk, anti-war campaign. Democrats took notice. What's that? We're allowed to stand up to these assholes? Maybe so, my spineless friends. Maybe so.

Anyway, Mr. Hackett has a message and a pledge for you to sign at Democracy for America.

Every day, more American soldiers are killed and wounded in Iraq. The violence and attacks on innocent Iraqi citizens continues to go unchecked. Billions of dollars have been spent, yet, we have no coherent exit plan.

As a Marine, I witnessed first-hand the devastation and destruction of this war. The mistruths and deception of the Bush administration have created a quagmire. That's why I signed the pledge to only send responsible leaders to Washington. And I'm asking you to do the same.

I pledge to only support candidates who:
  1. Acknowledge that the U.S. was misled into the war in Iraq
  2. Advocate for a responsible exit plan with a timeline
  3. Support our troops both at home and abroad
It's time for leaders to step up to the plate and face the Iraq mess head-on because the situation only keeps getting worse. But, before we can fix it, Washington must first acknowledge the crisis we are in. You can help. Take a stand and sign the pledge to hold candidates accountable on the Iraq war.

I served my country on the front lines in Iraq and saw the consequences of failed leadership up close. We need new leadership in Washington that will face this crisis with courage.

Join me and tens of thousands of Americans by standing up and telling Washington to start planning our exit now. Sign the pledge today:

Thank you,
Paul Hackett
Go ahead and sign it. You know you want to.

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