Monday, February 25, 2008

Edwards joins anti-occupation effort

By Libby

The headline is somewhat misleading but this is great news. John and Elizabeth Edwards will be joining a campaign co-ordinated among several liberal/progressive groups who will mount an effort to raise public awareness on the monetary price of remaining in Iraq. The Iraq/Recession Campaign hopes to gain public support by highlighting the connections between the cost of the Iraq occupation and our economic meltdown at home.

Two of the groups involved, Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and have endorsed Obama, but others including and Americans United for Change haven't endorsed anyone. Also participating is "the Center for American Progress, the liberal think tank led by John Podesta, a former aide to President Bill Clinton." If it wasn't an election year or these were Republicans organizing to support the occupation, one might suppose the media would be calling it a non-partisan group.

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