Progressive Americans of Democrats.com have this info and actions below in the wake of Bush's proposed Iraq troop 'surge': (In case anyone missed it, Bush gave his speech at 9 pm tonight, outlining his reasons for this 'surge'. As expected, it was the same-old b.s. tying Iraq to the 'war on terror': we must fight them there so that we don't have to fight them here, those terrorists in Iraq hate us for our freedoms and want to hurt us, etc...etc... and he added Iran and Syria for good measure, likely to set up his incursion into those countries, if he isn't already in there. However, this time Bush tried a bit more 'sincerity' -- unsucessful, in my opinion -- and mentioned that things were not going well in Iraq, and that an escalation in violence and troop casualties should be expected before the situation improves... All in all, it was the same old verbal diarrhea his administration and neo-con supporters have been inundating us with for the last 4 years, ad nauseam... It remains to be seen how Democrats and the American public react to this 'surge', other than what a few Democratic Senators have already said so far. Meanwhile, anti-war protesters were out in full voice in front of the White House, but this was downplayed by CNN and the rest of the msm ... And anyone who thinks Bush's 'new plan' has even the remotest chance of a modicum of success is as delusional as the Shrub Administration.)
Bush's Escalation Provokes Constitutional Crisis - and Progressive Mobilization
Showing his utter contempt for the will of the American people, George Bush is moving ahead with his plan to escalate the War in Iraq by 20,000 troops, starting by January 31.