More Troops to Afghanistan: No Solution

On January 11, 2013, Donald Trump sent a message over Twitter that said, “Let’s get out of Afghanistan. Our troops are being killed by the Afghanis we train and we waste billions there. Nonsense!” We agree. Yet, President Trump is likely to announce that his “new strategy” for Afghanistan entails sending thousands more US troops into harm’s way, in addition to the 8,400 US soldiers already there.


President Trump:

Sending more US soldiers into harm’s way in Afghanistan is no solution. US troops in Afghanistan are part of the problem. As long as US forces occupy Afghanistan, the Afghan government will always be dependent on outsiders to prop it up; opposition forces will always be fighting to rid the nation of foreign intervention; and the Afghan people will continue to suffer from the tragedy of decades of endless militarism.

You are making the same mistake as both Republican and Democratic presidents before you, prolonging a war that has no likely positive outcome. We agree with the tweet you sent on January 11, 2013, “Let’s get out of Afghanistan. Our troops are being killed by the Afghanis we train and we waste billions there. Nonsense!” It’s time to bring our soldiers home and let the Afghans determine their future.

Sincerely,

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  • Michael Luderitz
    signed 2018-03-11 00:07:51 -0500
  • Beverly Jennings
    signed 2018-03-06 23:39:34 -0500
    Please end the chaos and destruction, and the endless, immoral and illegal wars in the Middle East (and everywhere else on this planet). Let’s clean up our planet instead of waging wars, this will offer people a right livelihood, as stewards of good will and peace, rather than hatred and endless, mindless wars.
  • Teresa Gill
    signed 2018-02-23 20:42:08 -0500
  • jeanie keltner keltner
    signed 2018-02-07 21:18:50 -0500
    enough is enough! stop torturing the unlucky afghanis!
  • April Vanderwal
    signed 2017-12-20 14:28:13 -0500
  • Bridget Cooper
    signed 2017-12-13 22:49:03 -0500
    bridget cooper
  • Andrea steffens
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-11-30 12:57:19 -0500
    Tell Donald Trump: End US military intervention in #AfghanWar, like you promised. 16 years is enough! #Afghanistan
  • Andrea steffens
    @Andreasteffens3 tweeted link to this page. 2017-11-30 12:57:14 -0500
    Tell Donald Trump: End US military intervention in #AfghanWar, like you promised. 16 years is enough! #Afghanistan http://www.codepink.org/more_troops?recruiter_id=726074
  • Andrea Steffens
    signed 2017-11-30 12:55:54 -0500
    Afghan air, soil, everything is contaminated wth DEPLETED URANIUM. WE POISON OUR SOLDIERS BY SENDING THEM THERE. Our government suppresses this truth! Research this for yourself. Depleted Uranium.

    Thank you,

    Andrea Steffens, PhD

    Concerned grandmother.

    www.Ashlar.org
  • Tiana Brachel
    signed 2017-09-28 18:10:58 -0400
  • Helgaleena Healingline
    signed 2017-09-28 11:17:48 -0400
  • Dorsay Fischer
    signed 2017-09-28 10:09:09 -0400
  • Linval R. DePass
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-09-21 20:29:47 -0400
    Tell Donald Trump: End US military intervention in #AfghanWar, like you promised. 16 years is enough! #Afghanistan
  • Linval R DePass
    signed 2017-09-21 20:29:25 -0400
  • Sue Halligan
    signed 2017-09-21 02:24:05 -0400
  • Douglas Woodard
    signed via 2017-09-17 18:16:10 -0400
    Douglas J Woodard
  • Douglas Olson
    signed 2017-09-15 20:33:03 -0400
  • Aurora Yanez
    signed 2017-09-10 14:05:13 -0400
  • Mary Ames
    signed 2017-09-09 13:14:57 -0400
  • Rachel Rose
    signed 2017-09-08 15:45:07 -0400
  • Eldon Grossman
    signed 2017-09-07 22:39:31 -0400
    eldon grossman
  • Stephen Gross
    signed 2017-09-06 20:24:26 -0400
  • Kaitlin Fitch
    signed 2017-09-06 19:37:47 -0400
  • Ella Forbes
    signed 2017-09-05 17:44:25 -0400
  • Lynne Teplin
    signed 2017-09-05 02:27:35 -0400
  • Oscar Revilla
    signed 2017-09-04 11:37:35 -0400
  • Joel Trupin
    signed 2017-09-04 09:59:47 -0400
    The killings in the Middle East and Asia must stop, whether they’re called war or controlling terror. They do not bring peace to our planet.
  • Nancy Wigen
    signed 2017-09-04 04:55:49 -0400
    This futile war will just continue to cost lives and money to no avail. No one wins in Afghanistan. Bin Laden’s plan was to bankrupt the USA, continuing this war will help to do that. Totally stupid.
  • Chantal Dothey
    signed 2017-09-03 23:48:44 -0400
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  • Tara Sufiana
    signed 2017-09-03 19:07:36 -0400
    This war, and all the wars the U.S.A. is creating, must end, NOW! . It is a crime to keep killing people all over the world, for the benefit of war profiteers. CEASE and DESIST!
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