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Rep. Maxine Waters Marches Against the Iraq War

July 30, 2009
Press Release

U.S. Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-35) participated in the anti-Iraq war rally and march in Washington, DC today.  She also spoke to the crowd. 

"I am proud to be here today.  I want President Bush to know that I and the thousands of Americans here today – and millions more around the country -- want an end to the Iraq war.  Today's rally and march clearly shows the American public's disgust and displeasure with the war.  It shows the President that the American people want our troops home – now!" said Congresswoman Waters. 

"The Iraq war has been raging for almost four years. The situation in Iraq is deteriorating each day.  Everyday sectarian violence claims the lives of scores of Iraqis and our troops are often caught in the crossfire.  More than 3,060 US servicemembers have died since the war in Iraq began on March 19, 2003.   It is unfair and wrong to ask our troops to risk life and limb in order to referee a civil war.  It is time to support our troops by bringing them home."

Representative Waters has been an active and vocal opponent of the war in Iraq.  In June of 2005, Representative Waters founded, and now serves as Chair of the "Out of Iraq" Congressional Caucus.  The "Out of Iraq" Caucus, which has more than 75 members, was founded to pressure the Administration into concluding the war in Iraq as soon as possible.