Tell Obama: End the War in Afghanistan
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Tell Obama: End the War in Afghanistan

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Why are we still in Afghanistan?

For many years, the answer has had little to do with our national security interests and everything to do with domestic political considerations and a lack of political will from our elected representatives.

The death of Osama bin Laden deep within the borders of Pakistan during a covert operation carried out by a few dozen elite soldiers underscores how little the continued occupation of Afghanistan makes sense.

But bin Laden's death has also radically changed the political environment we're in and given President Obama significant political cover to bring the war in Afghanistan to an end.

Now, more than ever, we need to speak out to make sure he does so.

Tell President Obama: We need your leadership to end the war in Afghanistan. Urge the president to announce a plan to start bringing home significant numbers of troops no later than July.

President Obama has already pledged to begin bringing troops home by July, but he has not announced the size or scope of that withdrawal.

So we do not know whether the July withdrawal will be the start of a safe, orderly and expeditious exit from the country, or if it will instead be a token gesture that will leave large numbers of troops in harm's way for years to come.

On March 16th of this year, a bipartisan coalition of 81 members of Congress led by progressive anti-war champion Rep. Barbara Lee sent a letter to President Obama asking him to announce a significant and sizeable start to the withdrawal of all U.S. troops and military contractors by no later than this July.

This was the largest number of co-signers any similar letter on the Afghanistan War had gotten.

Just as the decision to continue the occupation has been a political one, the decision to withdraw will be fundamentally political too.

The American people overwhelmingly want us to bring the occupation of Afghanistan to an end. But we cannot afford to be a silent majority.

Now is the time to add your voice to a growing chorus that is asking President Obama to demonstrate leadership and set us on course for a speedy end to the war. And the best way for President Obama to do that is to announce that we'll begin a significant reduction of our troop levels when he begins the withdrawal in July.

 

To:
President of the United States
President Obama, we need your leadership to end the war in Afghanistan. Please quickly announce a plan to bring significant numbers of troops home beginning no later than July.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • Randall Wallace SAN FRANCISCO, CA
      • about 3 years ago

      I am the grandson of American Vice President Henry A. Wallace. End the War in Afghanistan.

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    • Eugene Clements E. PEORIA, IL
      • about 3 years ago

      We are the War Criminals. Our hands reign in Blood. We are broke and we take out our frustration on others. We steal from the bounty of other countries. We will rot in Hell unless we stop all Wars in the Middle East. Get the Hell out!

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    • barbara newman DELRAY BEACH, FL
      • about 3 years ago

      STOP----ENOUGH IS ENOUGH--WAKE UP AMERICANS----NO MORE WARS

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    • Kent Schisler LOS ANGELES, CA
      • about 3 years ago

      As a Vietnam Veteran, I am begging you, Mr. President, to bring out troops home now. You're only killing more, as each day passes, and you're only protecting the assets of Big American companies, including Blackwater...

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    • Ralph E Wallsr HILLSVILLE, VA
      • about 3 years ago

      Get our troops out Afghan. they have been there long enough and serve no purpose now, this is just another Vietnam.

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