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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  • signed 2018-03-11 00:07:51 -0500
  • 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.
  • signed 2018-02-23 20:42:08 -0500
  • signed 2018-02-07 21:18:50 -0500
    enough is enough! stop torturing the unlucky afghanis!
  • signed 2017-12-20 14:28:13 -0500
  • signed 2017-12-13 22:49:03 -0500
    bridget cooper
  • 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
  • @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
  • 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
  • signed 2017-09-28 18:10:58 -0400
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  • 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
  • signed 2017-09-21 20:29:25 -0400
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  • signed via 2017-09-17 18:16:10 -0400
    Douglas J Woodard
  • signed 2017-09-15 20:33:03 -0400
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    eldon grossman
  • signed 2017-09-06 20:24:26 -0400
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  • signed 2017-09-04 11:37:35 -0400
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • signed 2017-09-03 23:48:44 -0400
    Chantal Dothey
  • 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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