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kpete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 01:57 PM
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FOR 1st TIME: Active Duty Troops Launch Campaign To END Occupation Of Iraq
Edited on Mon Oct-23-06 01:59 PM by kpete
Active-Duty Troops Launch Campaign to Press Congress to End U.S. Occupation of Iraq

65 Members to Send "Appeals for Redress" Under the Military Whistle-blower Protection Act

10/23/2006 9:58:00 AM


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To: Assignment Desk, Daybook Editor

Contact: Trevor Fitzgibbon, 202-246-5303, or Alex Howe, or Laura Gross, 202-822-5200, for Fenton Communications

News Advisory:

For the first time since the U.S. invasion of Iraq, active- duty members of the military are asking Members of Congress to end the U.S. occupation of Iraq and bring American soldiers home.

Sixty-five active-duty members have sent Appeals for Redress to Members of Congress. Three of these people (including two who served in Iraq) and their attorney will speak about this on Wednesday, Oct. 25 at 11 a.m. EDT.

Under the Military Whistle-Blower Protection Act (DOD directive 7050.6), active-duty military, National Guard and Reservists can file and send a protected communication to a Member of Congress regarding any subject without reprisal.

more at:
http://releases.usnewswire.com/GetRelease.asp?id=74796
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tridim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 02:00 PM
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1. 65 "enemy combatants" as far as King Bush is concerned
Best of luck to these brave soldiers.
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Karenina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 03:51 PM
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14. May their number INCREASE 100-fold
by week's end!!!
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jazzjunkysue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 02:01 PM
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2. They'll go to the brig for something that was already happening.
The other soldiers will be home, and they'll be court-martialed.

That's the american way. They'll still be punished for exercizing their free speech.
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Double T Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 02:02 PM
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3. How long will it be before the dictator signs an executive order......
abolishing DOD directive 7050.6????
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BOSSHOG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 02:07 PM
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4. I'm leery of "without reprisal."
The chain of command can fuck a soldier in a heartbeat and it won't have anything to do with this action.
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twilight_sailing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 02:40 PM
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5. That's absolutely true, Bosshog. n/t
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BOSSHOG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 02:42 PM
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6. Welcome to DU teammate
We look forward to your posts. I saw a lot of that no reprisals crap during my 24 years in the canoe club.
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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 03:28 PM
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12. Amen.
I don't know a vet who doesn't know this better than his General Orders.

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mdmc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 02:43 PM
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7. 65 patriots all headin to GITMO
God Bless!
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FtWayneBlue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 03:12 PM
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8. Bless them, each and every one.
May their actions provide incentive and encouragement for more soldiers to do the same - and more of the general citizenry to oppose this illegal, immoral invasion and occupation.

Honor the Dead.

Heal the Wounded.

Stop the War.

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atomic-fly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 03:16 PM
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9. any MSM links for this yet? nt
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buddysmellgood Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 03:20 PM
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10. Not the October surprise KKKarl was looking for.
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madokie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 03:26 PM
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11. maybe just maybe none of them have raised any red flags up to now
so they might be flying under the nsa radar and the boy king and crew won't already have anything on them.
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EVDebs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 03:32 PM
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13. Jeepers, the NSA's gonna have to lock everyone up.....nt
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chill_wind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 05:34 PM
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15. More here (link)
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