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We Won?

When I wake up on November 5, I know that a new and exciting time will be at hand. Sen. Obama will be President Elect. I will be smiling from ear to ear; I will be a little “Giddy.” I will allow myself a few hours to watch the news and laugh at the republicans, but know that the real work is about to begin.

We must all stay in our groups, all the organizations that want justice, accountability, and peace must not disband, because the “Guy” got in, victory is not ours yet, we must work hard to make our voices heard in the halls of Congress and the White House. We have seen Sen. Obama move to the right and say things that must be said in order to be elected. We must now move him back to the left and fight for the America we all wish for and hope he is the “Guy.”

Please don’t think that we have done our work, it is not over until the rest of the world and our children feel the very thing that Sen. Obama says over and over, Hope!

So, stay organized and work to bring our country back into the light, it has been so so dark for 8 years. We have a chance, let’s not blow it and sit on our asses waiting for things to happen; we must be the force that President Elect Obama will need when the lobbyists line up.

If McCain wins by hook or crook, I am just leaving and hope someone younger will take up the fight. I have done this for 40 years and must rest if the American people say yes to McCain and that person from Alaska.

So, celbrate on 5 November, have some fun, laugh and be merry for it will be a good day for all of us, but on the seventh day do not rest; prepare for the fight, the fight for our republic!

For Justice and peace,
Joe Walsh, lone vet
Portland, Oregon

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