06/23/2010 05:21 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

The McChrystal Moment: Swords or Plowshares

President Obama just accepted General McChrystal's resignation. I called for McChrystal to go in October, 2009. I called for him to go yesterday. And now, he's gone. But this isn't about McChrystal's job. It's about McChrystal's plan -- the plan for endless war.

The question is whether America is turning away from war.

And we are. Slowly.

It's time to speed up the turn towards peace. Now that there's a moment to rethink our commitment to this interminable war, let's raise our voices and make Congress hear us.

This month will be the worst month in Afghanistan for NATO casualties since the 2001 invasion. It's not a coincidence that when we withdrew troops from Iraq casualties went down, and when we 'surged' in Afghanistan casualties went up.

War kills.

Peace doesn't.

No matter who is in charge.

On Monday, thousands of people will join in a 'Peace Party' to fund my campaign. I am the only Democrat from a district that leans Republican (R+2) who consistently has voted against money for war. By supporting us, you will help show Democrats in Congress that peace is a winning message. That peace matters.

So join our Peace Party:

You and me, together, will help America this 3000-year-old prophecy true: "The will beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation will not take up sword against nation, nor will they train for war anymore."