Christine Glaser & Timothy Baer
On April 2, a delegation of nine area residents, members of Bloomington Peace Action Coalition (BPAC) and of Bloomington Declaration of Peace, visited Indiana Ninth District U.S. Rep. Baron Hill's Bloomington office to register their objections to Hill's “yes” vote on the “U.S. Troop Readiness, Veterans' Health and Iraq Accountability Act.”
The Iraq Accountability Act (HR 1591), which originated as the $93 billion defense appropriations supplemental bill requested by the Bush Administration, was approved in the House of Representatives on March 23, on a vote of 218 to 212.
The Iraq Accountability Act appropriates nearly $100 billion more for the continued U.S. military occupation of the country of Iraq and for military operations in Afghanistan.