Michael Castle is currently enjoying his last week for summer recess. The Lamont vote has made him more aware than ever of "increasing unsettledness" and "unease" regarding our views on the Iraq war. According the the Christian Science Monitor:"Important congressional votes related to the war on terror await lawmakers upon their return from their August recess, and many - especially those dismayed by Senator Lieberman's defeat - are using this month to calibrate the intensity of public sentiment on the Iraq conflict.
Let's help Mr. Castle out in calibrating the intensity of our very public sentiment, shall we? Rattled by Lieberman's loss, it's quite possible Castle is ready to bail on Bush. Let him know that Delaware wants to get out of Iraq, and is in favor of a real security policy not more GOP public relations efforts.
Here are the numbers.
When you call, please be polite. The goal this time is 30 calls.
Email this link to any Delawarean you know who thinks Castle's rubber stamp votes to support the President are hurting the country.
Castle's Iraq votes: Voted YES on authorizing military force in Iraq & for the President's free hand in any issue related to national security.
Reference: Bill sponsored by Hastert,R-IL; Bill HJRes114 ; vote number 2002-455 on Oct 10, 2002 ; Result: Resolution Passed 296-133Voted YES on approving removal of Saddam & The War in Iraq Anniversary resolution.
Bill H Res 557 ; vote number 2004-64 on Mar 17, 2004 ; Result: Bill Adopted 327-93: R 222-2; D 105-90Voted YES on declaring Iraq part of War on Terror with no exit date.
Bill HRES 861 ; vote number 2006-288 on Jun 12, 2006 ; Result: Resolution Passed: 256-153