25 House Delegates Endorse Iraq Resolution

West Virginia's Citizen Action Group rallied at the capital Monday to show their stance against President Bush's new plan for the war in Iraq. The group says they still support the troops currently serving in the Middle East, but they don't support the President's plan to put more money and troops in Iraq.

Members of the West Virginia Citizen Action Group stood united, holding signs that read "Stop the escalation in Iraq". Monday's rally comes on the heals of a resolution endorsed by 25 members of the House of Delegates. That resolution condemns the President's proposal to increase troops. So far, the sponsors of that resolution are all Democrats. The House Minority leader says the Republican caucus has not yet discussed the resolution.

The Executive Director of the West Virginia Citizen Action Group says the funds being poured into Iraq could be better spent on domestic projects.

"The money that's being spent in Iraq is money that's not being spent here in West Virginia for schools, fire departments, for social services. A lot of these have been short changed while we've been at war for the past six years," said Gary Zuckett.

So far only two other states, Vermont and Iowa, have passed similar Iraq resolutions.

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