Demand the Truth from the Bush Administration!

When President Bush told the American people on Sunday, September 7th, that he needed $87 billion from Congress for the reconstruction and occupation of Iraq, it was about twice what the administration had been saying we need.

And now, from a Los Angeles Times report on September 9, we learn that it's tens of billions of dollars short of what we'll actually need to finish the job in Iraq.

When is Bush going to be honest with the American people? We already know that Bush:

  • Politicized intelligence and twisted the facts in his rush to war, including telling the American people that Iraq sought uranium from Africa after it was proven false.
  • Announced "mission accomplished" long before the job in Iraq was finished. More American soldiers have died in Iraq after Bush's announcement than before it.
  • Failed to plan for a post-Saddam Iraq or the search for weapons of mass destruction. The Pentagon issued a classified report that blasted the administration for failing to plan for what came after the military victory. And now we find out Bush still won't come clean about how much we need to rebuild Iraq.

    It's time for President Bush to tell the truth to the American people.

    Please sign this petition calling on Bush to be honest about the sacrifices Americans will make to win the peace in Iraq. The American people deserve the truth.

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  • Dear President Bush and Congressional Leaders:


    The Bush administration has been deceptive at every turn about the war in Iraq. The administration has:

  • Politicized intelligence and twisted the facts in your rush to war.
  • Announced "mission accomplished" long before the job in Iraq was finished.
  • Failed to plan for a post-Saddam Iraq or the search for weapons of mass destruction.

    Now we learn that the $87 billion costs you've asked Congress to provide is just a fraction of what is needed to rebuild Iraq. It is time for you to be honest about the sacrifices Americans will make to win the peace in Iraq. The American people deserve the truth.


    Sincerely,
    The undersigned



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