KEEP THE PRESSURE ON WASHINGTON
Make the Armed Services Committee Accountable
The U.S. Senate Committee on the Armed Services
will hold hearings regarding the nomination of Robert
Gates as the next Secretary of Defense on December
Robert Gates is President Bush's nominee for
Secretary of Defense. Gates, a prominent figure in
the Iran-Contra scandal 20 years
ago, is a former Director of the CIA. In a
2003 CNN interview, Gates said, "You don't
necessarily have to capture Saddam to bring about
regime change. All you have to do is remove him from
power...I think it's a manageable task."
(Learn more at Robert Gates: In His Own
Words November 8, 2006)
Another Mother for Peace thinks that the
Armed Services Committee should ask tough
- You advocated missile strikes on
North Korea. Is that still your position?
- Why are you against direct talks with North
- You once said that "the biggest doves in
Washington wear uniforms". Tell us how you plan to
engage military leaders to develop and implement
effective military policy.
- Do you support a regional approach, including
Jordan, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Syria, and Iran, to
find a solution to the war in Iraq?
- Do you believe it is time for the U.S. to change
President's Bush's "stay the course" policy?
- Will you assure the Committee that the U.S. will
not maintain permanent military bases in Iraq and will
remove all troops?
- What is your plan to reduce U.S. military
presence in Iraq?
Another Mother for Peace urges you to
contact the Senate Armed Services
Committee. Tell them that the war in Iraq
is not healthy for children and other living things. Tell
them to commit the Secretary of Defense to bring
about regional peace in the Middle East.
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Working for Peace,
Another Mother for Peace