Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Bring Troops Home Now - Gravel

Candidate for the Democratic Nomination, Mike Gravel of Alaska, has called again for the troops in Iraq to be brought home now, not in 6 or 12 months.

Gravel was speaking Sunday night at the Jefferson County Democratic President's Day Dinner in Wisconsin. Over 100 people were there to hear Gravel and other local Democratic leaders speak.

Gravel also again repeated his claim that anyone who has supported the war in Iraq, is not fit to hold the office of President.

He also spoke about the fact that America is ranked 49th in the world in literacy rates. Gravel asked how America can compete with the world when it doesn't pay any real attention to education.

Gravel said that America needs to change - it needs to stop leading the world in such things as environmental pollution, energy consumption and consumer spending.