War economy reflects poorly on U.S. Congress
October 18, 2006
The war in Iraq is all encompassing this election season, as it should be. A war economy leaves everything and everyone behind except for the "Military-Industrial Complex" that President Eisenhower warned us about in 1961.

Our government is spending $11 million an hour on the war in Iraq. This leaves not nearly enough for education, health care, fuel assistance or jobs for our graduates. This is a debt that our grandchildren's children will not be able to pay off in their lifetime.

This November we must elect a new Congress and give the boot to the current do nothing occupants. Vote for Dexter Kamilewicz to replace Tom Allen. (Allen just voted for the seventh time to fund and keep the Iraq war going.) Vote for Jean Hay Bright to replace Olympia Snowe. (Snowe is consistently absent when her constituents ask to meet with her).

To paraphrase a common bumper sticker: "If you are not scared, you are not paying attention." Vote as if your future depends on the outcome, because with Bushco and Congress suspending habeas corpus, it very well may.

Richard B. Clement