Their Feet to the Fire!
election, widely hailed as a referendum on the Iraq war and
American foreign policy, handed a victory to the Democrats
– but who will hold their feet to the fire?
We must – if the promise of the 2006 landslide for
peace is to be fulfilled.
thought they were voting for a new course in American foreign
policy, but will they get what they voted for? The
new Congress, swept
into office on a wave of antiwar sentiment, is not guaranteed
to pursue any of the goals of the antiwar movement.
among those goals:
investigation into how and by whom we were lied into war.
announcement of a definite timetable for the withdrawal
of U.S. troops.
- A regional
settlement of the outstanding issues between Iran and the
United States, beginning with negotiations in good faith
with Tehran and a ratcheting-down of the rhetoric emanating
few members of Congress are committed to the above, and all
too many are outright opposed. The American people thought
they were voting for peace – but they may very well wind up
with something quite different, unless we force the Democrats
to follow through.
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