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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:
http://pol.moveon.org/iraq/weaktea

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 MoveOn.org Political Action Team
  Friday, May 25, 2007


Sources:

1. "Democrats' New Iraq Funding Bill Drops Timeline," National Public Radio, May 22, 2007
http://www.moveon.org/r?r=2613

2. Roll Call Vote, Iraq Supplemental, May 24, 2007
http://www.moveon.org/r?r=2610  

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
http://www.moveon.org/r?r=2611  

4. "Congress OKs Billions for the Iraq War," Associated Press, May 24, 2007
http://www.moveon.org/r?r=2617  

"We Gave Them Our Hearts, They Gave Him A Blank Check," David Sirota at Working Assets Blog, May 24, 2007
http://www.moveon.org/r?r=2618  

5. "Final War Funding Bill in Works," Washington Post, April 17, 2007
http://www.moveon.org/r?r=2614