On Saturday, April 29, 2006, there will be a day of reckoning for the Bush Administration, whose members have been drawn from the privileged few of our society, and who have never found it necessary to serve in a war.
Trade unionists, religious and community groups, civil rights and social justice organizatiions, environmentalists, students, and people from all walks of life, will tell your administration to end the war in Iraq, dismantle US bases, and bring our troops home now. Instead of wars and occupations, let us fund jobs, health care, education and housing.
President Bush: Though I, as a combat veteran, respect your office, you, who avoided service in Vietnam by flying National Guard aircraft in Texas, while I was privileged to serve as Advisory Team Leader to the 748 Montagnard Regional Forces Company in Ngo Trang, between Kontum and Dak To, and at Trung Lap, at the edge of the "Iron Triangle", are not qualified to speak for the many brave combat veterans of our great nation.
I respectfully request that you lead by example, as George Washington did, or get out of Iraq!