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
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