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Use Wikileaks to Flood Congress Today

27th July, 2010 - Posted by Zarah Patriana - No Comments

Not 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. The Afghan War Diary is composed of over 90,000 leaked military documents that expose the harrowing truth of the war in Afghanistan, revealing widespread corruption, soaring Taliban attacks, cover-ups, excessive civilian casualties and more.

Our sister organization CODEPINK, spoke with Daniel Ellsberg, who exposed the Pentagon Papers that in turn helped end the Vietnam War.

“Wikileaks 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.
Let us make sure his sacrifice is not in vain by using these revelations to force Congress to stop funding this war.”

The “leak” comes precisely during the week that Congress will be voting on another $33 billion for war. House leaders are said to be rushing to hold a vote for fear that these reports could create opposition to the measure, and this is exactly what we need to do. We need to open the floodgates of opposition and drown the funding that would send more of our soldiers to die in vain.

TAKE ACTION TODAY

Call 888-493-5443 now.
Tell your Congressperson that the WikiLeaks’ documents
confirm that this war is immoral and unwinnable.
See CODEPINK’s talking points.

Whether 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.

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