Dear MoveOn member,
It's exciting: the campaign to get to the bottom of the Bush administration's distortion of evidence on Iraq is really taking off. Over 330,000 of us have signed the petition asking Congress to investigate -- already one of our largest petitions ever. We'll be delivering another batch of comments to the House of Representatives on Wednesday, and we know many House staff are excited and moved by what MoveOn members have sent thus far. And since we launched this campaign on Thursday, 11 Representatives have become co-sponsors of legislation for an investigation.
If we work together, we can hit 350,000 signers by Wednesday, and really impress Congress. But we'll need your help. 4,700 people have already signed the petition to Congressman Nadler. Our goal is to hit 5,900; we can do it if everyone who signed brings in a few more people. Please take a moment to forward the message below to your friends, and urge them to sign on now at:
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On Thursday, we also launched a new hard-hitting "Misleader" TV ad which asks whether the president misused intelligence to make the case for war. The ad says, "George Bush told us Iraq was a nuclear threat. He said they were trying to purchase uranium. That they were rebuilding their nuclear facilities. So we went to war. Now, there’s evidence we were misled. And almost every day, Americans are dying in Iraq. We need the truth, not a cover-up. Log on to misleader.org today."
Since Thursday, the ad has appeared (for free) on the news programs of CBS, NBC, CNN, Fox, PBS, and NPR, and was covered on the Washington Post on Friday. You can check it out at:
Please take a moment to ask your friends and family to join the call. Just forward the message below. (Please only reach out to folks who you know personally and who want to hear from you on this -- Spam hurts the campaign.) Together, we can make sure that the truth on Iraq is told.
July 14th, 2003
Here's the message to send to your friends:
Subject: WMDs: Help us reach 5,900 signers by Weds.
The President took the nation to war based on his assertion that Iraq posed an imminent threat to our country. Now the evidence that backed that assertion is falling apart.
I've joined over 330,000 other people in calling on Congress to investigate at MoveOn.org. 4,700 other people from our Congressional district have already signed, but we're shooting for 5,900. Please take a moment to help us get there by signing on at:
If the Bush administration distorted intelligence or knowingly used false data to support the call to war, it would be an unprecedented deception. Even if weapons are now found, it'll be difficult to justify pre-war language that indicated that the exact location of the weapons was known and that they were ready to deploy at a moment's notice. With a crisis of credibility brewing abroad and the integrity of our President and our foreign policy on the line, we need answers now.
Please ask your Representative to pledge his or her support for an open investigation at:
A President may make no more important decision than whether or not to take a country to war. If Bush and his officials deceived the American public to create support for the Iraq war, they need to be held accountable.