Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Presidential Candidate Wants Iraq Vote on Ballots

Stewart A. Alexander for President Peace and Freedom Party July 25, 2007 Many top Congressional Democrats and Republicans are now taking the position that it will be necessary for the US to maintain a military presence in Iraq into 2009. Despite plummeting American support for the Iraq War, Congress continues to support the occupation and American imperialism. Stewart Alexander, a presidential hopeful with Peace and Freedom Party, believes it has become necessary to put the Iraq War vote in the hands of the American voters. Alexander is proposing that state legislative bodies nationwide, or citizen groups, have a referendum on the November 2008 ballots, giving Americans the right to vote up or down to end the American occupation in Iraq and Afghanistan; and to withdraw all US forces no later than December 31, 2008. Alexander says, "Even though Americans have spoken, they still need to be heard." Peace and Freedom Party, a socialist party, has remained completely opposed to the Iraq War and occupation; even before the invasion on March 19, 2003. The party has continuously accused the US government and military leaders for America's role in the war; protecting the interest of American capitalist and the interest of multi-national corporations. The Iraq Civil War has been one of America's greatest failures. The war has claimed 3,636 American lives, and combined with Afghanistan, American casualties now stand at 4,045 according to US military reports. More than 1,000,000 Iraqis have died, and more than 1,500,000 have been seriously injured according to recent scientific data. The war has created over 4,000,000 Iraqi refugees, and has created unrest throughout the entire Middle East. The policy of the Bush administration has been a hopeless failure. Presently, the US military is developing plans to maintain American forces in Iraq into 2009. Within the next few weeks Congress will be required to make decisions on providing additional military funding to continue their support of the war; the war has cost US taxpayer almost $500 billion and it is estimated the war will cost Americans more than $1.5 trillion. Stewart Alexander and Peace and Freedom Party want American forces withdrawn from Iraq and Afghanistan immediately. Alexander supports having several Middle Eastern nations, including Iran and Syria, to provide security in Iraq until peace can be restored. Alexander is opposed to any additional congressional war funding, other than the necessary funds that will be required to bring Americans troops home; a sum that should not exceed $5 billion. Alexander's proposal for the American voters to make the decision regarding the Iraq War may be the only democratic alternative in determining America's destiny; it would also determine if democracy is still alive in America. For more information search the Web for: Stewart Alexander Enters Race for President; Democrats Retreat before Bush; Presidential Candidate- Senator Reid was Right, War is Lost.

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