NY13 Blog; Retaking NY-13 from Rep. Vito Fossella

Following the corruption, ineffectiveness and hypocrisy of Rep. Vito Fossella.

Saturday, June 23, 2007

LTE: The American Sacrifice for Fossella's War

In a recent 'Letter to the Editor' (LTE) in the SI Advance a writer wonderfully calls out this administration this Congress, Fossella included for the true costs of the misguided war in Iraq with a simple call to action, vote them out in 2008 and bring our Americans home;

They have defied the more than 60 percent of Americans who are fed up with the bloody occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan.

Every day that our military personnel are kept in these countries continues their exposure to death or life-altering injuries.

The number of American military personnel who have died as a consequence of the invasion and occupation of Iraq now tops 16,000, which includes 13,000 who have died in military hospitals outside Iraq. Add to this number 24,000 permanently injured as a consequence of service in Iraq and the total number of casualties tops 40,000.

You can read the whole eloquent piece. Remember this is Rep. Vito Fossella's Iraq war just as much as it is Bush's. This needs to be his albatross. Not once has he voted to end it, to bring our troops home or to force this President into laying out a strategy for victory or even an exit strategy. In fact he continues to take to the House floor and support Bush while other Republicans are switching their views and realizing the horror that is happening in Iraq.

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