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RADIO ALERT: 1/11/07 - 2 appearances on Air America Thursday, 1/11 @ 6:30PM ET/ 5:30PM CT and @ 8:00 PM EST/7:00 PM CST
General Clark will be on Air America twice on Thursday, January 11
The first show is the Rachel Maddow Show @ 6:30PM ET/ 5:30PM CT http://www.airamerica.com/maddow/
The second show is "Politically Direct" with Mark Green guest hosting http://www.airamerica.com/direct/ @ 8:00 PM EST/7:00 PM CST.
You can listen live at www.airamericaradio.com
We must stop George Bush's Iraq surge. Without changing the strategy, this is simply a continuation of "stay the course."
We cannot support the increase in troops unless George Bush disavows the NeoCon strategy and presents a new strategy. George Bush has been using the troops for the past four years trying to divide the country between those who support the war and those who do not.
President Bush is trying to divide us again with his expected call this week for a "surge" of up to 20,000 additional U.S. troops into Iraq. Will this deliver a "win?" Probably not. But this military stop-gap will certainly distract us from facing the deep-seated regional issues that must be resolved politically and diplomatically.
What President Bush's Iraq surge would do is put more American troops in harm's way, further undercut the morale of U.S. forces, and risk further alienating elements of the Iraqi populace -- all while reducing the urgency of reaching the ultimate political solution we need.
Don't let George Bush divide us. Please join me in urging President Bush to stop the "surge," and instead change the strategy -- forward an email to the White House now!
Below are excerpts from the op-ed I wrote that was published in the Washington Post today, January 8, 2007, summarizing my thoughts about Bush's Iraq "surge" plan:
Submitted by gordonsuber on January 8, 2007 - 7:00am.
The Smart Surge: Diplomacy
By Wesley K. Clark
Monday, January 8, 2007; A15
The odds are that this week President Bush will announce a "surge" of up to 20,000 additional U.S. troops into Iraq. Will this deliver a "win"? Probably not. But it will distract us from facing the deep-seated regional issues that must be resolved.
The administration v...
Submitted by Kat on January 4, 2007 - 4:38pm.
In case you're wondering, General Clark is talking about this article Analysis: Never again?
D.C. Notes: Wes Clark is Steamed, Jane Harman Isn't, and Terry McAuliffe is High on Hillary (Big Shock There, Huh?)
Thu, 11 Jan 2007 18:00:08 -0500
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Grandmother was a Suffragette...
On January 18, 1892, at the age of 77, Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1815-1902) resigned as president of the National American Woman Suffrage Association. She believed this farewell speech, which she delivered before the Judiciary Committees of the House and Senate, "the best thing I have ever written." Susan B. Anthony didn't like it much at first--it contained too little on the vote, which had become her central focus--but she later called it "the strongest and most unanswerable argument and appeal ever made by mortal pen or tongue for the full freedom and franchise of women." (Not for Ourselves Alone - Ward, Burns)