Earlier this month Peace Action and Peace Action Education Fund launched a call-in campaign to the White House comment line, calling on the President to choose the zero troops option once the U.S. ends military operations in Afghanistan.
We timed it just right, in conjunction with a visit to Washington from Afghanistan’s President Karzai.
Apparently we made our point. In his meeting with President Obama, Karzai went out of his way to reject the very notion that the U.S. would even consider the “zero troops”option. Our message was received.
Peace Action members renew our demand for a safe and complete pullout at the earliest possible date, but, in the interim, we are encouraged that the 10,000 to 20,000 troops the Pentagon was hoping for appears to have fallen from favor.
Let’s remind the President that U.S. military operations in Afghanistan are more likely to destabilize the government than achieve a political outcome favorable to the real interests of the American people.
After you write President Obama you can help a great deal more by getting your friends involved. You can click here or watch for the ‘Tell a Friend’ page to appear after you send the President your personalized message.
Let’s keep up the pressure and demand an end to this terrible war.
Thank you for keeping up this important work.
Humbly for Peace,
P.S.Thank you for your actions to end this war. We have turned public opinion around over the last few years and it’s time to be heard again. Tell your friends to join in and write President Obama. Tell him its time to end this war and bring all our troops home.