Thursday, February 22, 2007

Troops 'Dissent' and 'Protest' to Congress

"Appeal for Redress in support of our mission in Iraq"
Nancy Pelosi, John Murtha and Harry Reid have put our soldiers between Iraq and a hard place. The soldiers have a war to win and victory is the goal. Pelosi, Murtha, Reid, the Democrat Presidential contenders, and the Democrat majority, have an election to win. Their goals, among others, are higher taxes, a "Fairness Doctrine" signed into law, and furthering their foreign policy, The Policy of Defeat and Lose. With Congress sending their mixed bag of snakes to the troops in Iraq, and those who will be in Iraq, or have been in Iraq, a legal appeal to Congress is in the works to "Appeal for Redress in support of our mission in Iraq". The two legal avenues for the appeal are Department of Defense Directives: 1) Guidelines for Handling Dissident and Protest Activities Among Members of the Armed Forces and 2) Military Whistleblower Protection This website, Appeal for Courage is a place for Active Duty, Reserve, or National Guard military personnel to sign the dissent and protest. Here's the text:
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 for Redress 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. Most service members fully support the war in Iraq and feel calls to retreat by Congress and attacks by our media on our conduct and mission act to motivate our enemy while demoralizing our support at home, directly increasing the threat we face and resulting in greater American casualties. This Appeal for Redress provides a way in which individual service members can appeal to Congress to fully support us and actively oppose media attacks on our mission and our morale. This Appeal will be delivered to members of Congress.
Somehow, it isn't surprising that our Armed Forces find it necessary to ask Congress to have courage. Amazing! God Bless our Armed Forces and their ever present courage.
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