No More Troops to Syria!

In September 2014, President Obama reassured the world that "I will not put American boots on the ground in Syria," saying the move would be a "profound mistake." He made this promise 15 more times to the American people, yet just a few days ago the President announced the deployment of 250 troops to Syria indefinitely.  

The American people are now expected to foot an astounding $375 million bill just to train the 250 Special Forces troops headed to Syria. The U.S. government should spend fewer resources on ground forces, and more on supporting peace talks and providing humanitarian assistance to the millions of Syrian people who are besieged, internally displaced, or refugees in other countries.

We the undersigned call on President Obama to keep his promise not to send troops into Syria and instead use diplomacy and peaceful processes to help bring the civil war to an end. Additionally, we ask that the $375 million that would have been used to further violence and war in Syria instead be used to provide aid for the millions of Syrians who have been displaced or sought refuge in other countries.

Who's signing

Phil Lipari
Nanlouise Wolfe
Tony Lofaso
Catherine Loudis
Eileen McCabe
Thomas Shultz
Zens Ess
Lois Sturm
Jenny Boettiger
Jessica Fox
Leland Wilson
Jose B. Davila
Stephen Sacks
Danny Dyche
manmeet Toor
Joan Agro
Phil Runkel
Joseph Szabo
Deanne Thompson
Colin Pearson
Lynn Delaney
Sven Lovegren
Edwina Smith
Margaret Hashmi
L.A. Harris
Bernadette keenan
Jim Phillips
Rochelle Holland
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  • Phil Lipari
    signed 2016-05-22 09:50:32 -0400
  • Nanlouise Wolfe
    signed 2016-05-18 02:21:11 -0400
  • Tony Lofaso
    signed via 2016-05-17 21:37:36 -0400
  • Catherine Loudis
    signed 2016-05-13 18:54:41 -0400
  • Eileen McCabe
    signed 2016-05-13 13:20:37 -0400
    We have priorities at home that need attention. Failing infrastructure, poverty, healthcare. However much we have been involved in creating the problems in Syria, we need to get out. Now.
  • Thomas Shultz
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-05-13 07:06:20 -0400
    Tell @POTUS @BarackObama: Keep your promise! No troops to Syria! SIGN THE PETITION & RT! via @codepink
  • Thomas Shultz
    @ThomasAshez tweeted link to this page. 2016-05-13 07:06:12 -0400
    Tell @POTUS @BarackObama: Keep your promise! No troops to Syria! SIGN THE PETITION & RT! via @codepink http://www.codepink.org/no_more_troops_to_syria?recruiter_id=469972
  • Thomas Shultz
    signed 2016-05-13 07:03:18 -0400
    Thomas Shultz
  • Zens Ess
    signed 2016-05-12 19:59:52 -0400
  • Lois Sturm
    signed 2016-05-11 17:00:06 -0400
  • Jenny Boettiger
    signed 2016-05-09 23:22:11 -0400
  • Jessica Fox
    signed 2016-05-09 13:05:06 -0400
  • Leland Wilson
    signed 2016-05-08 19:05:33 -0400
  • Jose B. Davila
    signed 2016-05-08 18:15:57 -0400
    Let’s spend the money doing good things for ourselves.
  • Stephen Sacks
    signed 2016-05-07 01:07:45 -0400
    Stephen Sacks
  • Danny Dyche
    signed 2016-05-06 23:55:41 -0400
    War is never acceptable. It is the worst thing people do and it is illegal under the Kellogg-Briand Pact. Militaries can’t solve problems; they are problems.
  • manmeet Toor
    signed 2016-05-06 19:49:10 -0400
  • Joan Agro
    signed 2016-05-06 13:54:42 -0400
  • Phil Runkel
    signed 2016-05-06 12:27:45 -0400
  • Joseph Szabo
    signed 2016-05-06 10:52:22 -0400
  • Deanne Thompson
    signed 2016-05-05 22:35:18 -0400
  • Colin Pearson
    signed 2016-05-05 03:38:05 -0400
    Enough now.
  • Lynn Delaney
    signed 2016-05-05 01:20:13 -0400
    Lynn Delaney
  • Sven Lovegren
    signed 2016-05-04 23:07:32 -0400
  • Edwina Smith
    signed 2016-05-04 22:21:51 -0400
  • Margaret Hashmi
    signed 2016-05-04 22:09:05 -0400
  • L.A. Harris
    signed 2016-05-04 17:14:37 -0400
    The Syrian people do not deserve to have the bombs of the “rebels” any more than they deserve the bombs of Assad. They desperately require a political solution. The U.S. needs to give up its absurd quest of “regime change” in every country where that seems to suit the political elites here. End the Syrian war. Sit down and figure out how to bring relief to the Syrian people right now. End our extravagant expenditures—-happening at the same time that every state in the country is implementing “austerity” due to lack of funds.
  • Bernadette keenan
    signed 2016-05-04 11:55:31 -0400
  • Jim Phillips
    signed 2016-05-04 08:19:49 -0400
  • Rochelle Holland
    signed 2016-05-04 07:17:08 -0400
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