Update on “The NRSC Pledge”

From watching CSPN last night I see that the House hopes to complete their resolution over the “troop surge” requested by President Bush. These troops desperately need this matter to be quickly resolved in a positive manner. Already Al-Sadr has fled to Iran.

From my trek on the blogs yesterday there are many thoughts on the motive behind this action on his part. The one I find surprising from one perspective is Al-Sadr is fleeing as much from his own people as the knowledge that the American troop force will be increased and jointly conduct a “house cleaning” effort with Iraqi troops in Baghdad to remove insurgents. There may also be dissent in the ranks of his own followers.

Apparently some of his hard liners are disturbed by his recent efforts to resolve conflicts and differences by non violent means. His hard liners have supposedly remained behind. Some of his supporters may have gone to Iran with Al-Sadr.  

From my perspective, I wonder if he “escaped” as indicated or if he was “summoned!” In any event, he’s finally gone for now.

With regard to the “Petition,” there are over 32,000 signatures. However, I personally do not consider that a significant number to make the Congress pay attention. Please, Please Please, sign the “Petition” to send a message to Congress. The sooner we can get a significant number of signatures, the sooner it can be forwarded to Congress. As the resolution in the House seems headed for final disposition on or about Friday time is quickly running out. The Senate Resolution is upcoming.  You can follow the progress of activity on this issue in both the Senate and the House by going to Thomas

The NRSC Pledge 32,841 people have signed The Pledge thus far.

Will you?”
Read on:

“If the United States Senate passes a resolution, non-binding or otherwise, that criticizes the commitment of additional troops to Iraq that General Petraeus has asked for and that the president has pledged, and if the Senate does so after the testimony of General Petraeus on January 23 that such a resolution will be an encouragement to the enemy, I will not contribute to any Republican senator who voted for the resolution. Further, if any Republican senator who votes for such a resolution is a candidate for re-election in 2008, I will not contribute to the National Republican Senatorial Committee unless the Chairman of that Committee, Senator Ensign, commits in writing that none of the funds of the NRSC will go to support the re-election of any senator supporting the non-binding resolution.”



~ by devildog6771 on February 14, 2007.

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