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Is It Time For Johnny and Jane to Come Marching Home?

February 26, 2007


Even if it's not the document they originally supported, backers of a state bipartisan Peace Resolution say at least it has North Dakotans talking about the U.S. policy in Iraq. The full State Senate is expected to vote on the North Dakota peace resolution this week, although it was watered down in committee with the deletion of a call for troop withdrawal.

Despite the change, peace advocates are pleased the resolution has piqued the interest of more North Dakotans. Karen Van Fossan of the North Dakota Peace Coalition is still hopeful the troops will come home soon.

"The American people and the people of North Dakota are ready for peace, in honor of those who've given such a great sacrifice. It's time for our troops to come home."

Van Fossan says she's encouraged that the original resolution received support from a wide cross-section of people, including Iraq War veterans and clergy.

Reverend Jim Moos of Bismarck's United Church of Christ agrees, and he was among the supporters of the resolution. He says he knows first hand how it feels to be separated from family and friends for extended periods of time.

"This also is a very personal thing for me. I'm a 22-year veteran of the U.S. Air Force. So, in calling for their return, I'm very much in support of the troops."

Moos notes that a February 22nd poll found 57 percent of North Dakotans oppose the Bush administration's proposed troop increase.

Debbie Aasen/Jamie Folsom, Public News Service - ND