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Sep 11, 2007
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Remember when Colin Powell stood in front of the UN in 2003 to make his case for war? Remember how he lied about weapons of mass destruction?

Remember how the country was fooled into entering a disastrous war? Well, the Bush administration is pulling the same tricks again with the Petraeus report.

Examples of lies: Casualties are not being counted if shot in back of head, but are if shot in front of head, and those dying in car bombings are also not counted. Refugees are also not counted. All countries around Iraq have closed their borders due to being overwhelmed with refugees. Does this sound like 'success'?


Yesterday afternoon when General Petraeus presented to Congress what amounted to lies, exaggeration and p.r. spin about the "successes" of the so-called U.S. "troop surge" in Iraq, we were expected to sit in the room and quietly listen.

When polite political discourse in the halls of Congress countenances torture, murder, theft of resources, and ongoing occupation, we think that rudeness is the correct response. If it's embarrassing for women to shout out, "War criminal" at war criminals in expensive suits and military uniforms, then we are all for embarrassing ourselves.

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Our CODEPINK heroes Medea, Liz, Desiree, Leslie and Mona made a distinctly unladylike scene in the Petaeus hearing. They stood up for truth in the face of official lies.

They stood up for the 2.2 million internally displaced Iraqis, the 2.5 million Iraqi refugees, and the 650,000 Iraqis and 3,700 U.S. soldiers -- more Americans than those killed in the horrific attacks on US soil six years ago today --who have died in this miserable war and occupation.


You can see the coverage we have received for our actions, from the New York Times to MSNBC, in our
;">press room. To find out how to join our feisty protests in DC and help us Whip Congress into Shape, ;">click here.


Thankfully some members of Congress are waking up. Today, Rep. Tom Lantos (D-CA) plainly said "I don't buy it" to General Petraeus. Please help us get more of our Reps to stop buying Bush's war by signing our pledge to "
;">Whip Congress into Shape."

When you pledge to do a simple action every week to end the war, you will get a personalized pledge page to pass around to your friends, invite them to sign on, and watch your impact spread across the country! The CODEPINK member who inspires the most pledges by the end of each month will win an unforgettable trip to the CODEPINK house in DC!


This week, we're asking everyone to
;">call your Senators ( ">">202.224.3121) and say "Petraeus can only betray us. Don't be duped again. End Bush's war."


As Bush memorably said, "fool me once, shame on - -shame on you. Fool me -- you can't get fooled again." He's right. We can't get fooled again. Let's make sure Congress can't, either.

Proud to be rude for peace,

Dana, Desiree, Farida, Gael, Gayle, Jodie, Karin, Liz, Medea, Nancy, Pamela, Patricia, Rae, Samantha, and Vanessa

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