Apologies if this is already posted, but one of the things I thought would draw more attention from the DNC speeches was Vilsack's urging of Congress to cut off funding of the Iraq war. I know other Presidential candidates have opposed funding the escalation, but I believe Kucinich is the only other major candidate that has had the courage to stop the funding all together.
"Congress has the constitutional responsibility and a moral duty to cut off funding for the status quo," said Vilsack. "Not a cap — an end. Not eventually — immediately."
Also, there was this shot at some of the other candidates who aren't being nearly as aggressive on the issue:
Without identifying anyone by name, Vilsack used the non-binding nature of the Iraq resolution that the Senate plans to debate next week to imply that Clinton and Obama are ineffectual on the war.
"What is the point of a non-binding resolution?" Vilsack told ABC News. "Does that save a single life?"
Vilsack diaried on here and asked us all to contact our state/local governments and get them to pass resolutions opposing the escalation. It appears from David Sirota's diary that it is starting to happen - thanks to not only the Governor but many others on here and otherwise.
The tide is shifting and more and more leaders and 08 candidates are challenging the status quo. Keep up all the hard work!