What we said to our congressman

Here is a portion of a message sent to Rep. Bishop last month:

Dear Congressman Bishop:

....Last year when we talked, you stated that Democrats in Congress could not stop the funding of the Iraq war, since the Republicans added funding measures which you could not vote down. Now as Dems control both houses, we are hearing that 'we can't stop funding for the war as long as our troops are there in harm's way'.

I believe that as long as the funding continues, our troops will be there in the cross fire of a civil war our intervention has encouraged. There is money enough in the hands of the Pentagon to fund a safe withdrawal.

We look for you to help stop the blood-letting.

Tony Ernst
Southampton, NY