Last week, the House Appropriations Committee approved a $94
billion supplemental bill
with war spending but no “timetable for withdrawal from Iraq or
binding
restrictions on the wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan.” The Nation
Institute’s Tom Hayden
suggests
“the desire to protect the
president may shy Democrats away from demands that were routinely made
of the Bush administration,” the most important of which is a coherent
exit strategy from the escalating war along the Afghan border. With
Congress expected to vote on the bill this week, now
is the time to contact your representatives and demand greater oversight
and accountability.

In the video above, the
Brave New Film foundation has
suggested a list
of questions you can ask your Congressional representatives to answer
before agreeing to any supplemental war spending. Go to the
Rethink Afghanistan website
to sign a petition, contact your representatives, and learn
more about the war.

Corbin Hiar

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