Not So Fast Senator…I Was Wondering If We Could Discuss That War

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Via the New York Times‘ political blog, the Caucus, we find out this week’s Congressional recess will surely not be a break from the Iraq war debate, or er… lack of debate. Americans Against Escalation in Iraq, a multi-million dollar coalition, consisting of Moveon.org, the Center for American Progress, and other anti-war groups, doesn’t plan to allow Congressmen and women to escape from this important issue for even a second. The group has put together 300 events across the country, “an exhaustive schedule of town-hall-style meetings and public appearances.” The list of events has been sent to local supporters in hopes they will attend and “in an e-mail alert, the group also urged activists to ‘pummel’ lawmakers with phone calls.” Happy Recess!

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