Today, California Senate President pro Tem Don Perata unveiled legislation that would make California the first state in the nation to call on President Bush to immediately withdraw all U.S. forces from Iraq. I completely support it!
Frustrated by the Bush administration’s failure to end the war after more than four years, Senator Perata announced plans to place the advisory measure on California’s statewide ballot as part of next year’s February 5 presidential primary.
The text of the resolution is as follows:
"The people of California, in support of the men and women serving in the Armed Forces of the United States, urge President Bush to end the U.S. occupation of Iraq and immediately begin the safe and orderly withdrawal of all United States forces; and further urge President Bush and the United States Congress to provide the necessary diplomatic and non-military assistance to promote peace and stability in Iraq and the Middle East."
“We’ve had nearly 3,300 Americans killed and spent more than $350 billion, with no end in sight,” Senator Perata said. “We’ve established a democratic government in Iraq, now it’s up to the Iraqis to make it work. With the possible exception of George Bush, we all know it’s time to go.”
To learn more about Senator Perata’s legislation, and to lead the way by signing the Vote US Out of Iraq Resolution, please visit here.
Senator Art Torres (Ret.)Chairman, California Democratic Party
April 05, 2007