Sunday, July 08, 2007

Residents organize to change Knollenberg's position on Iraq

Residents in Michigan’s Ninth Congressional District met today (Thurs) to urge Congressman Joe Knollenberg to change his position on the Iraq War. The local protest was part of “The Iraq Summer Campaign”…a national effort to withdraw American troops from Iraq. Trent Wisecup is the press secretary for Congressman Knollenberg. He says Knollenberg acknowledges mistakes in Iraq…but believes the troops should come home in victory…and not defeat.“A lot of the people on the other side want to presuppose our defeat in Iraq. And they want to concede defeat now…And the congressman feels that that would be a very bad option for the Unites States…a very bad option for Israel…and a very bad option for political stability in the Middle East.” One protester at today’s (Thurs) event says he does not want his son to fight in what he believes is an unjust war in Iraq. Knollenberg is up for re-election in 2008.

Click here for the story from WDET's web site

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