Don’t Fall Out Over Iraq

Freshman congressman Keith Ellison took on one of the movement’s most serious problems when he told progressives not to allow their frustrations with Congress’ inability to stop the war in Iraq to divide them.

“You might be mad at the Congress because they didn’t and the war in six months but I’m here to ask you for us to not fall out over tactics and strategies,” Ellison, D-Minn., the state’s first African-American congressman and the nation’s first Muslim congressman.

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