Rangel: Would There be a War 'If There was No Oil in Iraq?'

Below are some highlights from Charlie Rangel’s press conference in Times Square, where Rangel announced he wants to end war funding and institute the draft:

“Does any American, elected or unelected, believe that troops would be placed in harm's way if there was no oil in Iraq?”

“This is not a president's war. This is America's war. I tell you one thing: Those people in harm's way don't give a damn whether it's Obama or Bush. They want to come home.”

The Harlem congressman added his constituents “truly believe that we'll have less war, if people -- Americans -- are prepared to say 'War means sacrifice from all Americans, not just our dedicated warriors.'”