Troops out of Afghanistan!

Tell Secretary Mattis to remove all troops from Afghanistan:

Dear Secretary Mattis,

The U.S. war in Afghanistan is well into its 17th year. The U.S. military now has approximately 8,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan, plus 6,000 other NATO troops, 1,000 mercenaries, and another 26,000 contractors (of whom about 8,000 are from the United States). That's 41,000 people engaged in a foreign occupation of a country.

Over the past 17 years, Afghanistan has continued its descent into poverty, violence, environmental degradation, and instability. The United States is spending $4 million an hour on planes, drones, bombs, guns, and over-priced contractors in a country that needs food and agricultural equipment, much of which could be provided by U.S. businesses. The Cost of Wars Project at Brown University estimates that the US has spent $2 trillion in Afghanistan, with nothing to show for it except the death of U.S. soldiers, and the death, injury and displacement of millions of Afghans.

The time has come to try a different approach. The Afghans themselves have to determine their future, and will only be able to do so once there is an end to foreign intervention.

We urge you to turn the page on this catastrophic military intervention. Bring all U.S. troops home from Afghanistan. Instead, for a fraction of the cost of our military occupation, we could help the Afghans with food, shelter, and agricultural equipment.


Who's signing

Nastaran Amiri
Hira Ismail
Robert Flood
Karin Rieck
Juanita Baler
Yanis Benekaa
Emma Wall
Diane LaMagdeleine
Steve Smith
Rosie Oates
Caryn Graves
Elizabeth Budd
Edith Ogella
Hamidullah Lemar
Natasa Budihna
Robert Mcdonnell
Naseema Mall
Lee Tschirhart
Bj Blaz
Nancy Castleman
Tiana Brachel
Roger Michael
Sean Morgan
Ann Tibbot
Linda Musmeci Kimball
Robert Purcell
Joan Dixon
Vic White
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  • Nastaran Amiri
    signed 2020-06-16 21:59:11 -0400
  • Hira Ismail
    signed 2018-12-04 19:02:09 -0500
  • Robert Flood
    signed 2018-12-01 16:40:03 -0500
  • Karin Rieck
    @73Rieck tweeted link to this page. 2018-11-14 16:17:11 -0500
    It has been 17 years since 9/11, and the death, injury, and displacement of Afghans continues at an alarming rate. Add your name to our letter calling on Secretary Mattis to pull all troops out of Afghanistan. #DivestFromWarvia @CODEPINK
  • Karin Rieck
    signed 2018-11-14 16:16:52 -0500
  • Juanita Baler
    signed 2018-11-09 17:01:08 -0500
  • Yanis Benekaa
    signed 2018-11-08 12:06:05 -0500
  • Emma Wall
    signed 2018-11-06 22:13:30 -0500
  • Diane LaMagdeleine
    signed 2018-11-04 03:33:22 -0500
  • Charles smith
    @texaseagle09 tweeted link to this page. 2018-10-30 11:42:55 -0400
    It has been 17 years since 9/11, and the death, injury, and displacement of Afghans continues at an alarming rate. Add your name to our letter calling on Secretary Mattis to pull all troops out of Afghanistan. #DivestFromWarvia @CODEPINK
  • Steve Smith
    signed 2018-10-30 11:42:33 -0400
  • Rosie Oates
    signed 2018-10-25 16:29:35 -0400
  • Caryn Graves
    signed 2018-10-18 20:24:17 -0400
  • Elizabeth Budd
    signed 2018-10-15 16:34:33 -0400
  • Edith Ogella
    signed 2018-10-13 03:04:34 -0400
    They don’t want us, we do not understand them, get out while we can.
  • Hamidullah Lemar
    signed 2018-10-11 13:20:33 -0400
    Iam lamar i am belong to Afghanistan and i went to do any activity about peace around the world specially first in our country Afghanistan then over all world🌏

    I have a lot of wish to provide education in backwards areas and much more about positive change for everywhere for everyone…😘
  • Natasa Budihna
    signed 2018-10-10 08:25:37 -0400
  • Robert Mcdonnell
    signed 2018-10-09 15:32:37 -0400
  • Naseema Mall
    signed 2018-10-09 09:02:19 -0400
  • Lee Tschirhart
    signed 2018-10-08 22:35:46 -0400
  • Bj Blaz
    signed 2018-10-08 21:06:10 -0400
    Stop wasting US economic treasure on continuous money burning wars with zero results
  • Nancy Castleman
    signed 2018-10-08 16:10:13 -0400
  • Tiana Brachel
    signed 2018-10-08 13:12:26 -0400
  • Roger Michael
    signed 2018-10-07 17:52:11 -0400
    As a retired military officer, I say it is past time to end our involvement in Afghanistan. the British didn’t solve it, the Russians didn’t solve it, Are we solving it?? At what cost? in human life? $$$$$? We have no allies thanks to DT, so why are we still risking lives there?
  • Sean Morgan
    signed 2018-10-07 07:37:56 -0400
  • Ann Tibbot
    signed 2018-10-07 02:07:25 -0400
  • Linda Musmeci Kimball
    signed 2018-10-05 20:28:24 -0400
  • Robert Purcell
    signed 2018-10-05 17:43:39 -0400
  • Joan Dixon
    signed 2018-10-05 12:57:46 -0400
  • Vic White
    signed 2018-10-05 10:29:55 -0400

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