Thank you for your consideration.
BTW, they have a drop down box where you sign the peititon which shows different countries which leads me to believe they may be requesting world opinion ..... which Dems seem to consider more important than US opinion.
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Fargo, North Dakota
This petition will be hand-delivered to every member of Congress and party leaders. Our message is clear:
We the undersigned believe it is time to unite this country. These baseless political attacks must stop. We are at war! 160,000 US Armed Forces are in Iraq fighting and winning. They deserve better. We call on Democratic leaders to stop the attacks on the President and our troops. And we call on Republicans in Congress to do a better job of stopping these attacks and stand with the President and our troops as well!
We will deliver this petition the day of the Presidents next State of the Union address in 2006. Please sign your name and include your city as well. If you'd like a response from Congressional members in your state, include your mailing address as well. These attacks must stop. If they do not, we will lose the war in Iraq and the terrorists will win! Please take action and let your voice be heard today!
Here are some of the recent examples of the political games being played:
THEN: Bill Clinton said President Bush had the responsibility to make sure Iraq's chemical and biological weapons did not get in the hands of terrorists. "After 9/11, let's be fair here, if you had been President, you'd think, Well, this fellow bin Laden just turned these three airplanes full of fuel into weapons of mass destruction, right? Arguably they were super-powerful chemical weapons. Think about it that way. So, you're sitting there as President, you're reeling in the aftermath of this, so, yeah, you want to go get bin Laden and do Afghanistan and all that. But you also have to say, Well, my first responsibility now is to try everything possible to make sure that this terrorist network and other terrorist networks cannot reach chemical and biological weapons or small amounts of fissile material. I've got to do that. That's why I supported the Iraq thing. There was a lot of stuff unaccounted for. So I thought the President had an absolute responsibility to go to the U.N. and say, 'Look, guys, after 9/11, you have got to demand that Saddam Hussein lets us finish the inspection process.' When you're the President, and your country has just been through what we had, you want everything to be accounted for." (Bill Clinton, "His Side of The Story," Time, 6/28/04)
NOW: Bill Clinton says The United States made a "big mistake" when it invaded Iraq. "Saddam is gone. It's a good thing, but I don't agree with what was done, " Clinton told students at the American University of Dubai. "It was a big mistake. The American government made several errors ... one of which is how easy it would be to get rid of Saddam and how hard it would be to unite the country." (Associated Press, THE JERUSALEM POST Nov. 16, 2005)
THEN: Senator Harry Reid, Democratic minority leader repeatedly warned Saddam Hussein was a threat:
"It's Good That The President Reminded The World Of The Commitments (Saddam) Has Reneged On." (Doug Abrahms, Nevada Delegation Split On Action Against Iraq, Reno Gazette-Journal, 9/13/02)
"Saddam Hussein, In Effect, Has Thumbed His Nose At The World Community. And I Think That The President's Approaching This In The Right Fashion." (CNN's Inside Politics, 9/18/02)
"[Saddam] Is Too Dangerous Of A Man To Be Given Carte Blanche With Weapons Of Mass Destruction." (Brendan Riley, Nevada Leaders React To Iraq Bombing, The Associated Press, 12/17/98)
"We Stopped The Fighting [In 1991] Based On An Agreement That Iraq Would Take Steps To Assure The World That It Would Not Engage In Further Aggression And That It Would Destroy Its Weapons Of Mass Destruction. It Has Refused To Take Those Steps. That Refusal Constitutes A Breach Of The Armistice Which Renders It Void And Justifies Resumption Of The Armed Conflict." (Congressional Record, 10/9/02, p. S10145)
"The Problem Is Not Nuclear Testing; It Is Nuclear Weapons ... The Number Of Third World Countries With Nuclear Capabilities Seems To Grow Daily. Saddam Hussein's Near Success With Developing A Nuclear Weapon Should Be An Eye-Opener For Us All." (Congressional Record, 8/3/92, p. S11188)
NOW: Now, Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) claims Bush administration manipulated and cherry-picked Intelligence:
"[The Bush Administration] Manipulated And Cherry-Picked Intelligence To Hype The Threat." (Floor Statement, U.S. Senate, 11/15/05)
"We Must Know To What Extent This Administration Unfairly Hyped Iraq's Alleged Nuclear Capabilities And Links To Al Qaeda In Order To Sell Its Case For War." (Press Conference, 11/7/05)
"Staying The Course Is Not A Winning Strategy." (Floor Statement, U.S. Senate, 11/15/05)
He's not alone...here is what other Democrat Party leaders said BEFORE the war:
Former Secretary Of State Madeleine Albright: Think That Clearly Iraq Is A Very, Very Serious Problem ... Iraq Is A Very Serious Problem, And Clearly Has A Lot Of Weapons Of Mass Destruction ... (NBC's Meet The Press, 2/9/03)
Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY): In The Four Years Since The Inspectors, Intelligence Reports Show That Saddam Hussein Has Worked To Rebuild His Chemical And Biological Weapons Stock, His Missile Delivery Capability, And His Nuclear Program. ... It Is Clear, However, That If Left Unchecked, Saddam Hussein Will Continue To Increase His Capability To Wage Biological And Chemical Warfare And Will Keep Trying To Develop Nuclear Weapons. (Sen. Hillary Clinton, Congressional Record, 10/10/02, p. S10288)
Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-MA): We Have Known For Many Years That Saddam Hussein Is Seeking And Developing Weapons Of Mass Destruction. (Sen. Ted Kennedy, Remarks At The Johns Hopkins School Of Advanced International Studies, Washington DC, 9/27/02)
It's time to STOP THE MADNESS! The Democrats were right then, but they are playing politics now. What message does that send to our troops? Our enemy openly questions our will to fight and win this war...is it any wonder why? "