PETITION: Don’t Send 3000 NJ National Guard Troops to Iraq in June!
To: New Jersey Governor Corzine
Don’t Send 3000 NJ National Guard Troops to Iraq in June.
The Governors have succeeded in repealing Sec 1076 that gave the President control of National Guard troops for DOMESTIC emergencies. Now we urge them to De-federalize the national Guard by repealing the "Authorization of 2002" to stop sending National Guard to Iraq.
Governor Corzine, do not sacrifice one more young man or woman to the War in Iraq. This war has been mismanaged from the beginning and continues to spin out of control. Do not send one-half of the NJ National Guard to Iraq in June, (3000 of 6000 people).
Do not acquiesce to a lame-duck administration that has consistently operated in secret, persisted in illegal war, spawned the destabilization of Iraq and promoted illegal incarcerations and torture, endangering our troops.
The Bush administration has flagrantly ignored the will of the American People to end this war. Rather than deploy NJ National Guard in June, join at least eight other states to de-federalize the National Guard, and work to establish immediate international negotiations to end this war.
Governor Corzine, stand up to George W. Bush for the people of New Jersey. Don't sacrifice even one more of our neighbors to this illegal war that continues to bleed our budgets, our people and to ruin life for Iraqi children and civilians.
Adults everywhere need to take action to end this war. Governor, take the lead and resist the June deployment. The people of New Jersey will support you and our troops will be grateful to you for protecting their best interests (See reverse side for details). Also, please work for the immediate repeal of Sec. 1076 of the Dept of Defense Appropriate of 2007 that allows the President to seize control of the Nat’l Guard during any state-specific emergency.
Sincerely, The Undersigned