Theodore's World: Appeal For Courage

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April 27, 2007

Appeal For Courage

Appeal For Courage

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 (pdf).

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 at home. The War in Iraq is a necessary and just effort to bring freedom to the Middle East and protect America from further attack.
If you are active duty, reservist or national guard, please Sign this Appeal.

This Appeal will be delivered to members of Congress.
We are currently working with members of Congress to make a presentation.

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 acts to motivate our enemy while demoralizing our support at home, directly increasing the threat we face and resulting in greater American casualties.

Questions and answers:

1. Can I get in trouble from my command for signing this?

No. Although as active military we are limited in what we can say, this appeal is in support of our mission and our chain of command. Also, any military member can sign an appeal as authorized by DoD Directive 7050.6.

2. I'm a vet/retired, how can I help?

Please see the support page for methods to help. If you have a specific idea or skill you think could help, please email us at
You can also sign this petition.

3. What is the purpose of the appeal?

The primary purpose is to offer military members a chance to submit to Congress our desire for Victory in Iraq, and halt calls for retreat. It is also intended to express the damage done to our efforts by those calls for retreat.

4. What will be done with the Appeal?

It will be delivered to Congress, we are currently working to contact a member of Congress or the Senate to accept the Appeal.

Appeal For Courage Demographics

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

Thank you so much for serving our country. The numbers have climbed over the last 48 hours for the Appeal For Courage. The Air Force and Navy are almost at a tie for signatures. Please pass this on to all active duty and reserves. More signatures are needed. All Military can sign. They need to use their home computer, not a mil address, and sign when they are not on duty hours. Thanks to all at Appeal For Courage for their hard work on this.

Posted by Wild Thing at April 27, 2007 12:55 AM


Chrissie & Patriots...Just 62-short years ago the U.S. and our allies defeated Nazi Germany, Japan and Italian fascism...and the Russians a few decades later in the Cold War... and our nation has sunk to this disgusting LOW point in our history... while Russia and China ally with Islamomaniacs in Iraq, Iran and Syria? Am I the ONLY American that sees this? And our nation is bursting at the seams with illegal alien invasions across our borderless borders, while treason takes place daily in the Congress, Senate and media centers? God I want to F'N puke!!!

Posted by: darthcrUSAderworldtour07 at April 27, 2007 04:30 AM

What a shame military people have to do this. They should be concentrated on their mission and not have to worry about politicians pulling the rug out from under them.

Our entire Federal leadership is one big corrupt, incompetent mess.

Posted by: TomR at April 27, 2007 05:05 AM

Thank you so much for this WT, I have forwarded it to a friend at McCord AFB. If he isn't already aware of the cause he'll build a fire under his men. Darth, you're certainly not alone, I feel the same way. The only deterrent to fascism is the US and these f'wits are doing their best to destroy it. While I blame the Congress and Senate, let's not lose sight of those spineless bastards who put these treasonous SOB's in office.

Posted by: Jack at April 27, 2007 12:16 PM

Darth I agree and it breaks my heart.

Posted by: Wild Thing at April 27, 2007 11:35 PM

Tom, it sure is, I posted about this once before but I wanted to make sure to get the word out about it for our troops.
I just can't believe what has been happening. Here we have such wonderful military, doing a great job and our own government can't support their efforts 100%. It just makes me sick.

Posted by: Wild Thing at April 27, 2007 11:36 PM

Jack that is great, thank you so much.

Posted by: Wild Thing at April 27, 2007 11:37 PM