13 Mar

Afghanistan is a nightmare.

United for Peace & Justice

The situation in Afghanistan is a nightmare.

The surge has not
worked. As we escalated the war, the insurgency fought harder and grew in
numbers. Western troops are seen as foreign occupiers in the Afghan homeland,
and now have murdered 16 civilians, including little children, in the middle of
the night in Kandahar province. The surge has produced a record number of
coalition and Afghan deaths, injuries and lost limbs. The surge has not stopped
the momentum of the insurgency; just last year there were over 16,000 IED
attacks against U.S. troops – a record number.  And the cost of an average IED
is just $30.Bring our troops home.  Call your
member of Congress toll-free at 877-429-0678 or
to send
an e-mail.
Kandahar Murders responseAfghan outrage over Koran burnings and murders is yet another vivid
reminder of what has gone very wrong in Afghanistan.  American troops do not
speak Afghan languages and are not familiar with Afghan culture.  They are not
able to build Afghanistan – that must be done by Afghans, and they can begin as
soon as U.S. troops withdraw.  As of March 4, 25% of 2012 coalition troop deaths
have come at the hands of Afghan security forces – the very people we are
supposedly there to help.

Lt. Col. Daniel
Davis, a highly respected military officer, who recently returned from
Afghanistan, Lt. Col Daniel Davishas written a declassified report detailing the actual state of
affairs in Afghanistan.   He states:  “Senior ranking U.S. military
leaders have so distorted the truth when communicating with the U.S. Congress
and the American people in regards to conditions on the ground in Afghanistan
that the truth has become unrecognizable.  This deception has damaged America’s
credibility among both our allies and enemies, severely limiting our ability to
reach a political solution to the war in Afghanistan.”

This insanity must
end, and quickly.  Going into our 11th year of war, we know that more
time, money, and resources will not change the realities in Afghanistan.

Bring our troops home now.  Call
your member of Congress toll-free at 877-429-0678 or
to send
an e-mail.

Along with Lt. Col.
Davis, we call on the House and Senate Armed Services Committees to conduct an
investigation and public hearings into the facts about Afghanistan calling the
senior and former generals referred to in Davis’ report to provide their version
of events under oath.

U.S. Troops and all Americans Deserve the

Contact your Member
of Congress to co-sponsor H.780, Barbara Lee’s bill, which limits funding for
the Afghanistan war to providing for the safe and orderly withdrawal from
Afghanistan of all members of the Armed Forces and Department of Defense
contractor personnel who are in Afghanistan.   Read
the text of the bill and see the list of cosponsors.

to send
an e-mail
to your
Member of Congress asking him or her to support H.780 or call their office
toll-free at 877-429-0678.  (Thanks to Friends Committee on National Legislation
for providing the toll-free number!)  Please report back results to

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