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March 30, 2007

Active-Duty Troops Asking Congress To Drop Plans For Withdrawal From Iraq

This site is an Appeal For Redress in support of our mission in Iraq.

An Appeal For Redress is an authorized means for active duty military to submit a grievance to Congress. It can be signed by Active Duty, Reserve, or National Guard military personnel.

It is authorized by DoD Directive 1325.6 and DoD Directive 7050.6.

The wording of the Appeal is:
As an American currently serving my nation in uniform, I respectfully urge my political leaders in Congress to fully support our mission in Iraq and halt any calls for retreat. I also respectfully urge my political leaders to actively oppose media efforts which embolden my enemy while demoralizing American support

This Appeal will be delivered to members of Congress.

Most service members fully support the war in Iraq and feel calls to retreat by Congress and emphasis by some in the media on negative aspects while ignoring positive ones act to motivate our enemy while demoralizing our support at home, directly increasing the threat we face and resulting in greater American casualties.

Petitions to sign:

For military:

For civilians:

Wild Thing's comment........

What kind of a world do we live in when our awesome military has to have a petition to ask our Congress to let them fight, and stay till they feel the job is done.

I am so proud of our troops, and my disgust that this has to be done does not take away at all in how I feel about our miilitary. It is the Congress and Senate traitors that I am totally disgusted about, add in to that the vile media and their constant lies and slander daily.

I blame the Media, Congress and those in the Senate that do not support our troops for every IED that injuries our troops, for every soldier that is killed. They are in every way helping the enemy as much as they can and I will NEVER FORGIVE THEM!

Posted by Wild Thing at March 30, 2007 12:44 AM


As the Lt. says, the enemy does pay attention to our politicians and media. The enemy must be constantly encouraged by the nonsense they see from these two.

It is a terribly difficult war for our troops to fight. Being stabbed in the back by Congress must be a hard road to hoe for the soldiers risking their all. It makes me very angry and often I wonder just what my one puny little vote is really worth.

The troops' Appeal will be discredited and ignored by Congress.

Posted by: TomR at March 30, 2007 11:02 AM

Tom, thanks for your input on this.

I wonder about my vote too lately, like does it make any difference. Right now I am very discouraged and sick of all that has been going on. I won't give up, but just right now I am just way passed being angry and disappointed to think about voting again. Good thing it is a long way off.

Posted by: Wild Thing at March 30, 2007 04:02 PM