Wednesday, June 27, 2007

MoveOn: petition to stop torture TODAY

Dear friends of peace:

I took action on this MoveOn request and I urge you to do the same.

All the money in the world spent for guns, missles, and soldiers won't make us safe if the world hates us. I did NOT help MoveOn get votes for congressmen so they could continue to rubber-stamp Cheney's love of torture. Demand that your representative listen to the people, listen to their conscience, listen to the generals who know better than Bush what works and what does not in a total national defense strategy. End torture now, close gitmo now.

It hasn't hit the news wires yet, but retired Generals Robert Gard and John Johns just went public with something big. They're calling on Congress to ban the use of torture, restore the right to trial and shut down the disastrous prison camp at Guantanamo Bay.

There's a growing chorus of judges, scholars, military experts, and regular folks who believe that President Bush's abuse of our Constitution is making us less secure. The Generals join it just in time: there are new reports that even some Bush administration insiders are pushing to shut down Guantanamo.

This could be a tipping point in the fight to restore our liberties. I signed a petition to stand with these Generals and push Congress to stop torture, close Guantanamo, and bring back the right to trial. Can you join me by clicking the link below?, end torture


Note: MoveOn puts user-specific data in some links as a convenience so this is not a forward straight from my in-box but the message to "pass it on" that comes after I respond to those links.