To: MFSO, Pacific Northwest and Partners
Re: Significant Event; Downing Street Memo Action Plan; Request from our own Judy Linehan, MFSO in Washington, she is in England now working with Military Families Against the War in Britain, a counterpart organization in Europe modelled after MFSO in USA.
Group and Partners; This event is a strong action in Britain to call Tony Blair to account with the now released Downing Street Memo showing war in Iraq planned as early as July 2002 and that selling of the war would be 'fixed' around policy. If you are not aware and up to speed on the Downing Street Memo, it is a significant smoking gun for both Bush and Blair. Google it and here is link http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2087-1593607,00.html . I've also blogged the Downing Street Memo in my blog.
In the USA, there is no mainstream media news reporting on the Downing Street Memo save one lone newspaper; The Star Tribune. At this time in the USA, both Conyers and Kerry are beginning to take steps to call attention (and hopefully to account) the Downing Street Memo and the culpability of this Administration. See Judy's request from the other side of the pond below; and it would behoove us to have both sides of the pond working on this simultaneously, it has the potential we all yearn for in our efforts to Bring The Troops Home Now.
Thank you, Lietta
Lietta Ruger, a MFSO Pacific Northwest family
PO Box 335
Bay Center, WA, 98527
website Military Families Speak Out, Pacific Northwest
my blog; Dying to Preserve the Lies
Feature Writer Topic, Military Families; Impact with Loved Ones Deployed to Iraq
To Give Dignity to Man is Above All Things; Native American proverb
Judy sends the below request: (Questions? Judy's email is firstname.lastname@example.org)
Working feverishly to get the word out about the MFAW (our MFSO British counterpart) campaign. I've attached info for distribution. The Downing Street Minutes have been a lightening rod on both sides of the Atlantic. I'm sure you're in tune with www.downingstreet.org Bringing both these men to account will be such a force to impact out international justice system. And a public outcry & pressure is a most crucial factor.
Thanks so much!! It's a small group here. We need all your help!
In Peace & Solidarity,
A plea from Military Families Against the War in
Families of fallen British soldiers presented a demand for a “public inquiry into the decision to go to war in
Seventeen families stand firm in their resolve to pursue a full and open investigation into the execution of the
Your help will make all the difference. By bringing Blair to account, ½ of the unholy alliance of Bush and Blair, justice and accountability will also surely come around to knock at the door of the White House.
Public support is crucial to move the case forward; please sign the petition at http://www.petitiononline.com/mfaw/petition.html. We thank you most heartily for the serious deliberation you give to this cause, and for your contribution to it. Please forward the message far and wide to all Peace & Justice lovers among your acquaintances.
In Peace and Solidarity,
Judy Linehan, MFSO member
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