Voters for Peace
More than 500 people in the Fourth Congressional District have signed the Voters for Peace “Voters Pledge” (www.votersforpeace.org). That pledge reads, “I will not vote for or support any candidate for Congress or President who does not make a speedy end to the war in Iraq, and preventing any future war of aggression, a public position in his or her campaign.”
The Republican candidate fully supports George W. Bush’s desire for endless war in Iraq and elsewhere. Sadly, Democrat Angie Paccione has also failed to issue a clear public statement calling for either a speedy end to the war in Iraq or rejecting future wars of aggression.
Bush’s approval rating in the Fourth Congressional District was only 44 percent before the release of the National Intelligence Estimate, which concluded that the Iraq war has increased the terrorist threat. One would think that Paccione could win points by supporting the Voters Pledge. Her political consultants appear to think otherwise, however.
Paccione’s supporters should let her know that her caution on this issue could well be her political undoing. A bold stance supporting an alternative to Bush’s failed military policies is what’s needed to push her campaign over the top on Nov. 7.
Fort Collins resident