Nine Years in Afghanistan—How
In the name of the "good" war, the Obama
administration's promised troop escalation in Afghanistan
has further entrenched our scarce resources into a war
that cannot be "won." The past nine years
of illegal military action have failed to create any
tangible peace in the country, nor have they brought
increased security or a reduction of terrorist groups,
let alone any freedom for Afghan women. Instead, thousands
of Afghan civilians have been killed in the cross-fire
along with a corresponding increase in troop casualties.
Haven't the past nine years proved
that democracy and peace cannot be built under a foreign
military occupation? We Need an Exit Strategy, Not an
One positive development in Congress has been
the creation of an"Out of Afghanistan Congressional
Caucus", initiated by Congressman John Conyers
in May 2010. Check the Out
of Afghanistan Congressional Caucus website for
a current list of members.
- If your member of Congress is not on this list and
claims to be opposed to the war in Afghanistan, please
call their Washington office and ask them to join
the caucus.Congressional Switchboard; 202-224-3121.
Anyone wishing to sign on can contact Michael.Darner@mail.house.gov
in Rep.Conyers office.