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Last night, Sen. Harry Reid gave George W. Bush a blank check for endless war in Iraq--supporting the same bill that just days earlier Reid called "weak tea."

Reid needs to know we're disappointed--we expect stronger leadership from him, not weakness.

Can you send Harry Reid a bag of "weak tea" and a letter telling him your opinion of last night's vote?

Dear Nevada MoveOn member,

Last week, Democratic leader Harry Reid dismissed the Iraq supplemental bill as "weak tea."[1] He said Democrats demanded a strong bill, not a blank check for endless war in Iraq. But last night, Reid joined nearly all Senate Republicans and over half of Senate Democrats in sending that blank check to President Bush.[2]

This is the most shameful moment on Iraq since the vote to authorize war in 2002. Despite the American people's overwhelming mandate in November's election, and despite President Bush's 28% approval rating[3], Democrats capitulated. 

We know Harry Reid is capable of strong leadership--we've seen many shows of strength in the past. Last night, unfortunately, was not one of them.

Can you be 1 of 360 people to send a bag of "weak tea" to Harry Reid's office -- one for every Senator and Representative that defied the will of the American people yesterday[4]? Attach it with a note telling Reid that we--and the troops--need him to show strong leadership against Bush:

Send tea and letter to:
Senator Harry Reid
333 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Suite 8016
Las Vegas, NV 89101

Help us track our progress--report that you've sent Reid a letter and "weak tea" bag here:

Please pass this to your friends and family as well--Reid deserves to hear feedback from as many people as possible.

Let's show Harry Reid that the 70% of the American people who oppose Bush's Iraq policy[5] want him to stand up strongly to President Bush. No more "weak tea" from Democratic leaders.

Thanks for all you do.

--Nita, Eli, Tom, Adam, Karin, and the Political Action Team
  Friday, May 25, 2007


1. "Democrats' New Iraq Funding Bill Drops Timeline," National Public Radio, May 22, 2007

2. Roll Call Vote, Iraq Supplemental, May 24, 2007  

3. "The Elephant in the Room: George W. Bush has the lowest presidential approval rating in a generation, and the leading Dems beat every major '08 Republican. Coincidence?" Newsweek, May 8, 2007  

4. "Congress OKs Billions for the Iraq War," Associated Press, May 24, 2007  

"We Gave Them Our Hearts, They Gave Him A Blank Check," David Sirota at Working Assets Blog, May 24, 2007  

5. "Final War Funding Bill in Works," Washington Post, April 17, 2007