Sunday, April 02, 2006

Not everyone's a "cut and run" type

War supporters rally against referendum
They call 31-city measure 'cut and run' vote
BY TODD RICHMOND, AP, appearing in St. Paul Pioneer Press

In an era when the MSM is convinced that the bulk of Americans are begging Bush to cut and run, comes this heart warming demonstration. Ah... makes me proud to be scooter-trash. LOL

Peace activists, determined to force the State to vote on a referendum that requests Bush to bring troops home now, may find themselves an island of turncoat cowards in a sea of patriots. And I personally can't wait to see the results of the vote!

MADISON, Wis. — Supporters of the war in Iraq drove laps around the state Capitol Saturday afternoon, honking horns and revving engines as they urged voters to turn down a referendum asking whether President Bush should pull U.S. troops out immediately.

A caravan of vehicles, escorted by about a half-dozen leather-clad members of the U.S. Military Vets Motorcycle Club, circled the Capitol for about half an hour.

The vehicles were decked out with American flags and signs that read "Vote No To Cut and Run." Across the rear window of one car someone had written "Choose Victory." About 20 supporters cheered from the sidewalks.

"I consider it a betrayal," said Jake Kraschnewski, a 22-year-old University of Wisconsin-Madison student from Burlington who spent a year in Iraq as a Marine reservist. He stood on the sidewalk holding a "Vote No To Cut and Run" sign.

Voters in Madison and 30 other Wisconsin cities, villages and towns will go to the polls Tuesday to decide referendums that ask whether Bush should bring American troops home now. Peace activists pushed to have the questions placed on the ballots, even though the referendums have no bearing on federal policy.

Alfred Meyer, chairman of the Wisconsin Network of Peace and Justice, the organization pushing the referendum, said conditions in Iraq are getting worse.

"We're trying to provide a democratic voice for the people of Wisconsin, to give them a chance to express their opinion about this war. We want the will of the people to be heard," Meyer said.

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