April 5, 2007
By Joy First
I flew to Washington, DC on March 26 to be there at this historic moment as our Congress is betraying the people of the United States by voting to continue to fund a war they were given a mandate to end. When I left Madison, the House had just voted to continue to fund the war the week before, and the Senate was expected to vote the same way sometime during the week I was in DC. The bills for the supplemental funding contain a date for withdrawal at least a year (the Senate) or 1 ½ years (the House) away. Additionally, the bills have many loopholes so that Bush will be able to continue the war the way he wants to. Though the Democratic leadership claims that they are trying to end the war with their bills for the supplemental funding, I believe that we cannot accept their political game-playing when innocent people continue to be killed everyday as a result of the war and occupation of Iraq.