Progressive Democrats of America supports a renewed nation, respectful of the rule of law at home
and abroad, fully integrated into and respectful of the world of nations and peoples, and re-grounded on the universal values
of human dignity, justice, and environmental sanity.
At one of their meetings, General Petraeus had told Mr. Obama to think of elements of the Karzai government like “a
crime syndicate.” Ambassador Eikenberry was suggesting, in effect, that America could not get in bed with
President [bn:PRSN=1] Barack Obama  defended his decision to set a deadline to begin withdrawing
U.S. forces from Afghanistan, saying he wanted to send a clear message that American involvement won’t be open-ended.
WASHINGTON — A US lawmaker sharply opposed to the war in Afghanistan plans to offer twin
resolutions come January aiming to force President Barack Obama to bring home any US forces there and in Pakistan.
is getting very little press coverage..
"For eight years, Iran tried, and failed, to defeat Iraq. Then, in the span of just over two weeks
between March 20 and April 9, 2003, American Apache helicopters, F-16's and Hellfire missile obliterated the Iraqi army,
unintentionally handing Iran a victory it could never have achieved on its own.
Destroying Iraq was the greatest strategic blunder this country has made in its history. ...... there's every
reason to believe the Iraq war will end up changing the United States more than it will ever change Iraq."
- Robert Baer, The Devil We Know; Dealing with the new Iranian superpower
Code Pink on the election of Obama:
"Today we become the nation we dream of being, a place where everyone can
rise to the level of their true worth, with no false barriers. Today truth triumphs over lies, hope over fear. Today we
become the people who can do the great things that are needed to restore health and balance and abundance for all. Today
we take the dream and make it real." --Starhawk
An Obama victory is a victory for the peace movement. It sends a message to the political establishment that being against war
is the winning position. War is SO Over. American voters have recognized the costs-lives lost, international cooperation
thwarted, and tax dollars squandered-and chosen the candidate who promised to end the Iraq war and to use diplomacy first.
We should all take a moment-or a few days or even a week-to relish a job well done.
We worked hard for this victory and should celebrate. But we can't stop now: an Obama administration will need
our help to live up to its promises.
What do we want from an Obama Administration
and a Democratic-controlled Congress? We want an end to the occupation of Iraq and reparations for its people. We
don't want the troops from Iraq shipped straight to another losing war in Afghanistan. We want a negotiated settlement
in Afghanistan. We want a diplomatic solution to the conflict with Iran. We want the restoration of our civil liberties
and the protection of our environment. We want money to bail out homeowners who are in foreclosure because of predatory
lenders. We want a NEW New Deal for America: jobs, housing, universal health care, education, roads, public transportation….We
want a government that puts the needs of people ahead of the profits of banks and corporations.
Will we get all
these things? Not without continuing our feisty, vibrant and sometimes LOUD agitation. We thank you for all the phone calls you made, the doors you knocked on, the
money you donated, and the letters your wrote. So breathe a sigh of relief, kick back for a few days, and then let's
get back to work.
Special Congratulations to our pledge winners Kelli,
Buddy and Noelle- our grand prize winner and 2 runners up!Thank you
to everyone who worked so hard, in so many ways, to truly embody being a Voter for Peace this election!