speaking at the progressive gathering called Campaign for
America's Future, Hillary Clinton said it was not "smart
strategy" to set a timetable for withdrawing from Iraq.
CODEPINK attendees booed her
pro-war stand, an act that was widely reported in the press.
year, at the same conference, Clinton's position was radically
Anxious to be seen as an anti-war candidate, she highlighted
her bill to deauthorize the war and her recent vote against
funding it. When CODEPINK women
held up signs saying "Lead Us
Out of Iraq Now", Clinton said, "I
see the signs. That is what we are trying to do."
dramatic shift is mirrored by the other Democratic candidates.
While some, such as Cong. Dennis Kucinich, have always been
against the war, just a year ago candidates Barack Obama,
Joe Biden, Christopher Dodd, as well as Clinton, opposed a
Senate bill setting a deadline for troop withdrawal. Now they
all support this legislation.
have the Democratic candidates moved to anti-war positions?
Because of all of us in the peace movement.
We have moved public opinion, and the candidates feel that
intense anti-war sentiment every day on the campaign trail.
Yes, we must continue to push all the candidates to call for
an end to the occupation and no
bombing of Iran (and
to stop blaming the Iraqis for the chaos we created).
But let's take a moment to acknowledge and celebrate our success.
let's push Congress to catch up to the people!
Sign up to join or organize
a Phone-a-thon in your community to stop them from
giving more money for war. It just requires a few people and
a few cell phones. It's fun and an easy way to pressure your
elected officials to stop this war.
you really want to up the pressure on Congress, join us at
the CODEPINK house in Washington DC!
Our presence has created quite a buzz in this town, even in
the mainstream press. Just this week, we were on Billy
O'Reilly, Hannity and Colmes, NPR, ABC News, and
quoted in the Washington Post as well as dozens of other newspapers, (see
our Press Room for more). And for a real treat, read this lovely
Washington Post profile about our "pink
house on the hill."
keep 'em moving forward,
Dana, Desiree, Ena, Farida, Gael, Gayle,
Jodie, Karin, Leslie, Libby, Medea, Nancy, Patricia, Rae, Rocio, Samantha, and Vanessa
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