Senate Has Blood on Their Hands – Iraq Withdrawal Vote

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U.S. Senators Who Vote for Iraq Withdrawal “Have Blood on Their Hands” Says MAF Chair

(WASHINGTON, DC) – In response to the vote by the U.S. Senate on a congressional proposal to withdraw U.S. troops from Iraq, before they have completed their missions, the nation’s largest grass-roots pro-troop organization has announced its strong disapproval of the actions by 50 members of the United States Senate.

“The Senators who voted to undercut our troops have blood on their hands – the blood of U.S. troops who will die from attacks by terrorists who will be emboldened by the Senate’s cowardice,” said Melanie Morgan, Chairman of Move America Forward.

“Our troops on the ground in the middle of a war don’t need to have their missions’ undermined by some armchair generals in Washington, D.C. If these Senators won’t stand behind our men and women on the frontlines, then perhaps they would prefer to stand in front of them,” Morgan said.

“This action by the U.S. Senate sends a message to the terrorists that they are winning, and that the leaders of our Congress lack the will and resolve to win the war on terrorism,” Morgan said.

The move by the Senate comes concurrent to the launch of a national pro-troop advertising campaign that takes to task those who seek to undermine support for our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The ad is being broadcast with a national television and print advertising buy. The ads can be seen online at the Move America Forward website:

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