Monday, October 23, 2006

Breaking: 65 Active-Duty Troops To Appeal Congress To End Iraq Occupation

According to a press release by U.S. Newswire, 65 active-duty troops are to send "Appeals for Redress" under the Military Whistle-Blower Protection Act asking Congress to end the U.S. occupation of Iraq.
News Advisory:

For the first time since the U.S. invasion of Iraq, active- duty members of the military are asking Members of Congress to end the U.S. occupation of Iraq and bring American soldiers home.

Sixty-five active-duty members have sent Appeals for Redress to Members of Congress. Three of these people (including two who served in Iraq) and their attorney will speak about this on Wednesday, Oct. 25 at 11 a.m. EDT.

Under the Military Whistle-Blower Protection Act (DOD directive 7050.6), active-duty military, National Guard and Reservists can file and send a protected communication to a Member of Congress regarding any subject without reprisal.

What: Three active-duty members of the military and their lawyer, a retired U.S. Marine Corps JAG, make comments and take questions from the media.

When: Wednesday, Oct. 25, 11 a.m. EDT
Hopefully the mainstream media will have far more detail on Wednesday or Thursday.

It will be interesting to see if the campaign takes of and these first 65 appeals turn into hundreds or even thousands.

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