Bring our troops home and stop sending troops to Afghanistan.
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Bring our troops home and stop sending troops to Afghanistan.

    1. Karen Smith
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      Karen Smith

      Newberg, OR

In the month of August, so far, 34 of our brave military men have died in Afghanistan.  Ages of the fallen range between 20 years old and 55 years old.

Please ask yourself this question....do you go to work every day wondering if you will survive to go to work the next day? Our brave, active duty, men and women are in hostile environments and they do not know if they will be alive at the end of the day. They are  not allowed to protest the war, they are not allowed to speak out with their political beliefs. They are ordered to obey the Commander-in-Chief. 

Please help me to raise our voices together, as Americans, to speak out against sending more troops to Afghanistan and to speak loud and clear that we want those who are already deployed to come home.

Please sign this petition.

Honor the Fallen

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These are real people, citizens of the United States of America whose son or daughter voluntarily joined the armed forces and these families are grieving. They are grieving for the senseless loss of their loved one.  We don't belong in Afghanistan.  Our troops are being murdered by the very people they are responsible for training.

....Of the 31 U.S. troops killed in combat this month, 10 have been victims of insider attacks, including five from the Special Forces. The number of Americans killed by Afghans they train has thus far surpassed the six killed in August by improvised explosive devices, considered the biggest threat to allied troops.

                        - complete story in the link below

http://www.military.com/daily-news/2012/08/20/obama-insider-attacks-will-not-alter-partnership.html?comp=7000023317828&rank=1

 

“If my son died on the battlefield, I would’ve been -- maybe been -- able to accept that, but instead they killed him inside the gym,” said Buckley Sr., according to CBS.

Buckley; Staff Sgt. Scott E. Dickinson, 29, of San Diego, Calif.; and Cpl. Richard A. Rivera Jr., 20 of Ventura, Calif., were shot to death on Aug. 10 while they worked out at a base gym in the southwestern Helmand province. The assailant allegedly was an unvetted 15-year-old “tea boy” who was the personal aide to the local Afghan district police chief, the Washington Post reported.

The grief and anger of Buckley’s father reflected the opinions of most Americans. Numerous recent polls have shown that a majority believe the war in Afghanistan is not worth fighting.

                                   - complete story in the link below

http://www.military.com/daily-news/2012/08/20/my-son-trained-somebody-to-murder-him.html?comp=7000023435700&rank=1

 

....Most of those killed this year have been Americans, but France, Britain and other coalition member countries also have suffered fatalities.

Mr. Graybeal said each attack in 2011 and 2012 was “an isolated incident and has its own underlying circumstances and motives.”

But last May, an unclassified internal ISAF study, called “A Crisis of Trust and Cultural Incompatibility,” concluded: “Such fratricide-murder incidents are no longer isolated; they reflect a growing systemic threat.”

It said many attacks stemmed from Afghan grievances related to cultural and other conflicts with U.S. troops.

Read more: U.S. mum on some Afghan attacks - Washington Times
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/may/2/us-mum-on-some-afghan-attacks/?page=2xplain why someone should support this petition

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    • Linda D Speed FAIRHOPE, AL
      • almost 2 years ago

      The war is over and our troops are suffering on so many levels. When I see what the Generals have been up to, I am even more disgusted. Bring them home!!!

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    • jennifer banta LEMOORE, CA
      • almost 2 years ago

      How many more of our troops have to die, Mr. President? I demand the return of our troops until you can be honest about the Benghazi attacks!

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    • amanda dunn INDIANAPOLIS, IN
      • almost 2 years ago

      because we are fighting an endless war that has caused my brother and best friend who have both served severe ptsd along with a lot of other soldiers, i think this is determental to their physical and mental health and should be ended. let them fight their own war

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    • Gary Nicholson BREMERTON, WA
      • almost 2 years ago

      This is Important to me because first and formost there are alternatives to War. These Was are being fought under false pretenses and there should be a civilian investigation into the Bush Administration and since none was undertaken by the Obama Administration there shoul be an investigation into the Obama administration as well. Furthermore the Obama Administrastion has carried over the Bush Policies and nothing more; he has continued the logest continuing US conflicts in history. Bring them home and discuss the problems thereof,

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    • Diana Fritts MISSOURI CITY, MO
      • almost 2 years ago

      It's destroying our own country trying to help there's

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