The war in Iraq began two years ago, on a promise of security -- and a web of deception. Now the mistruths have fallen away -- and we see a presidency, and American prestige, sunk in a quagmire. This is unacceptable. Take the pledge to send to Washington only those leaders with the courage to face the Iraq mess head-on.
I pledge to only support candidates who:
1. Acknowledge that the U.S. was misled into the war in Iraq
2. Advocate for a responsible exit plan with a timeline
3. Support our troops at home and abroad
Candidate for Office (Running for: U.S. Senate 2006
Why I Am Signing:
The Iraq War has been a lead issue in my U.S. Senate campaign. Our Senator Olympia Snowe (R-ME), who is up for reelection next year, voted for the Iraq War resolution and for every war funding bill since. She also voted for the Patriot Act and supported its reauthorization this past summer. I publicly opposed the Iraq War before it started, and before I even thought of running against Olympia Snowe. I also oppose the Patriot Act, torture, and other atrocities being committed by this White House in our name.