Vote For Change, Vote Coleen Rowley

Local activists blog for congressional candidate Coleen Rowley (D)

Thursday, August 31, 2006

You just can't lie to Mother Jones

We have a clear choice this election year. The best choice is Coleen Rowley... someone who has proven she knows right from wrong, and has the guts to stand up for her beliefs, no matter what. She has devoted her life to the safety of Americans, is strong, intelligent, diligent, ethical, honest, decent, and a true Patriot.

On the flipside, Rep. Kline will try to tout his years in the military as "proof" that he is somehow a more qualified protector, but he is not a leader; he is a follower. It only takes a look at his record to make you wonder if he took the time to even read the bills he voted on, since they are so in lock-step with the Bush administration's failing policies. There just isn't any way to separate Bush from any of the Republicans currently in office... "Birds of a feather, flock together."

Mother Jones recently released an article in the lastest edition (now online) showing a timeline of the lies told not only to us, but to the world. It is a clear, blatant, and irrefutible fact that the invasion of Iraq and subsequent occupation that has resulted in over 2,600 dead soldiers was done just because they wanted to. Thousands of innocent lives have been forever lost and devastated over the personal desires of a handful of liars.

It is indeed damning, and I urge everyone to check it out. For those of you who will try to cushion the blow by stating Democrats also supported the war, you are flat out wrong. There were diplomatic strings attached that Bush chose to ignore. The proof had to be there, but we now know it was all made up. We all were lied to. That is not the kind of leadership we need to keep our country strong.

Whether red or blue, we are all Americans, and must stand up for our nation. Rep. Kline continues to support the occupation of Iraq, even though the majority of Americans want us out. Does he then support the careless and clueless comments by Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld, who insists on insulting us all? According to Don, if you are critical of the war policies of this administration, you - yes YOU - lack the courage to fight terror, and are suffering from "moral and intellectual confusion" about national security threats. Huh? I guess we all just fell off the turnip truck, right Don? At least Keith Olbermann had the cajones to give Rumsfeld the talking to he deserves.

The choice is clear... either you want the same talk-down leadership who rule by intimidation, secrecy, deception, and greed; or you want real change, peace, integrity, oversight, accountability, and respect.