Council for a Livable World Accuses President Bush of Scare Mongering

Washington, D.C. – Council for a Livable World today accused President Bush of “scare mongering� when he claimed that Democrats are hurting the troops by placing restrictions on the President’s Iraq policy.

Bush said at a press conference this morning that if Supplemental funding isn’t approved by mid-April, the Army would suffer “significant consequences.�

“The non-partisan Congressional Research Service confirmed last week that the Army can fund its operations through July,� said John Isaacs, Executive Director of Council for a Livable World. “DoD has $7.5 billion it can tap into while the Supplemental is negotiated.�

Isaacs continued: “Instead of trying to scare the American public about Congress’ decision to set a timetable to end the war, Bush should listen to the American people and Congress and get the troops out of harm’s way.�

“Congress has spoken; the American people have spoken; the Iraqi people have spoken. It is time to execute an exit strategy,� Isaacs concluded.

Council for a Livable World, based in Washington, D.C., works tirelessly to reduce the danger of nuclear weapons and increase national security. Founded by nuclear scientist Leo Szilard in 1962, the Council provides Members of Congress with technical information on weapons of mass destruction and operates a Candidate Fund that helps elect candidates who support sensible national security policies.