There's no doubt as one of the Bu$h administration's chief spokesperson, John Kline supports it's policy of war in Iraq. Kline believes this war is a good thing and necessary. So my question is, why won't Kline debate this policy openly on the Congressional floor? Isn't it time for an honest and open discussion on what the war has cost us? Doesn't Kline support a democratic format? Call Kline today and tell him an open debate on Iraq is overdue!
Americans want their sons and daughters home. Children want their mothers and fathers home. The Iraqis want their nation back. Most of the troops think they should leave in the next six months. These are the compelling majority opinions that must be addressed. Facing this is a moral and non-partisan challenge.
But, after more than three years, $300 billion, and the death of over one hundred thousand Iraqis and nearly 2,500 American soldiers, Congress still refuses to debate real alternatives to the President’s stay-the-course policy. It is a policy that over 80% of Iraqis, more than 70% of U.S. soldiers stationed in Iraq and a majority of Americans say is a failure.
As a people who seek peace and justice, we have a unique opportunity to demand that Congress stop passing the buck. So far, 122 members of the House of Representatives have signed a ‘discharge petition’ calling for immediate debate and consideration of ALL alternatives to the policy of open-ended occupation of Iraq. All we need is 96 more members to sign the petition for debate to begin. We need your help!
Call John Kline and ask him to sign H.Res. 543
Here are lists of those who have and have not signed including John Kline: http://www.openiraqdebate.com/inner/roll-call.html
Tell Kline you demand to see a debate with an “open rule,” meaning that any amendments can be introduced, debated, and voted on. Call 202-224-3121 and give the operator your Representative’s name, or go to power search on Congress for the local district office: http://www.congressmerge.com/onlinedb/powersearch.htm
MORE INFO: http://www.afterdowningstreet.org/discharge