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  •  My letter to Congressman Tierney... (0+ / 0-)

    ...who represents me as the Congressman for Massachusetts Sixth' District:

    Dear Congressman,

    On the blogs this morning comes word that 70 of your colleagues in the House have sent a letter to President Bush informing him that they will no longer support any funding for the occupation of Iraq unless the money is tied to a complete withdrawal of combat troops.

    Sir, we have had previous correspondence on this matter, and you have assured me that you support efforts to force a withdrawal of American combat forces from Iraq. As I perused the list of signatories to the letter, I found the names of six House members from Massachusetts. I was disappointed that your signature was not on the letter.

    I am writing to ask you to add your name to the list of those who have pledged their opposition to any further funding for the occupation of Iraq that is not tied explicitly to a mandate for withdrawal of U.S. combat forces from Iraq. President Bush has made it clear that he has no intention of effecting a withdrawal from Iraq short of Congress refusing him the money to keep our troops in harm's way over there for no good reason. I urge you to add your voice to the growing chorus of those in Congress who have pledged their willingness to do exactly that. It is time for our troops to come home. It is time for us to regroup our resources in order to confront the real threat facing this country.

    Tierney has been pretty clear in his past replies to me that he supports whatever it takes to get our troops home. It was surprising to me that his name was not on this list. I am curious to see what his reply will be. I am hoping - and I think it somewhat likely - that his exclusion from this list is merely an oversight on his part.

    A new day brings a new outrage. Time to change my signature again...

    by Devin on Fri Jul 20, 2007 at 04:41:20 AM PDT

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