Update: My email to Jennifer Dunn, Washington State Representative:
“If peaceful efforts to destroy Iraq’s weapons or to bring about a regime change fail, then I have decided to authorize any means necessary to accomplish these goals. Military force should always be a last resort.” So you have written on your webpage, and I commend you for this position. But I fear that the Congress is poised to cede its decision-making capabilities to the Executive branch, by approving a war resolution that hands the Bush Administration a foreign policy carte blanch.I do not believe that the White House shares your philosophy of only utilizing military force as a last resort. Waiving your responsibility as a Congresswomen to serve as a check and balance to the Bush Administration’s warmongering is therefore tantamount to reneging on these principles that you hold dear. I hope you’ll have the courage and the integrity to stand up for your convictions, and ensure that Congress continues to have a voice in the planning process of this momentous decision.Respectfully Yours,Matthew Baldwin
“Warmongering” and “renege” were probably a little over the top, but, whatever. Steal, rewrite, use.
Update: Senator Patty Murray Responds!
Dear Friend:Thank you for contacting me by email. This is just a short note to let you know that my office has received your message. If you are from Washington state and …
Yeah, that’s about where I stopped reading …
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