Monday, March 17, 2008


One of the most enduring images of the Iraq war was the toppling of Saddam Hussein's

statue in Baghdad on April 9, 2003. News reports showed jubilant Iraqis dancing in the streets, burning effigies and pictures of the former dictator.

Less than a month later, President Bush makes his now famous speech on the USS Abraham Lincoln, announcing the end of major combat operations. Clearly visible in the background was a banner stating "Mission Accomplished."

Five years later, the question remains: Has the mission been accomplished? And is the US going to be in Iraq for another five years? --You be the judge.

Five Years of War -- It's Time for New Priorities

The war in Iraq has gone on for nearly five years. The unbearable costs at home and abroad keep mounting. It's clear that Americans are ready for a real change in direction.

On March 19th, tens of thousands of people across the country will gather to observe the fifth anniversary of the war with candlelight vigils. We'll commemorate the sacrifices too many families have made, and the billions of dollars wasted in Iraq that could have been better invested at home..

Join us at a candlelight vigil on Wednesday, March 19th. Honor the sacrifice. Change our priorities. Bring the troops home.

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