Monday, November 23, 2009

Decision time on Afghanistan:
the people need to get into the deliberations

The latest from the President is that an announcement of a plan for future U.S. involvement in Afghanistan will come after Thanksgiving.

Let's hope the President is listening to people like Matthew Hoh. Hoh recently quit a position as a senior civilian official for the U.S. State Department in Zabul province. He does not believe that the U.S. is accomplishing anything positive. In this clip [3:47], he reads from his resignation letter and explains why he opposes any further commitment to the U.S. war in Afghanistan.

Thanks to Rethink Afghanistan for this and many other informative videos.

Peace organizations including the coalition United for Peace and Justice, American Friends Service Committee, Peace Action and Code Pink are encouraging people to call the White House comment line at 202-456-1111 on Monday. Nov. 23 through Wednesday, Nov. 25 -- 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. eastern time.

War -- sending people to die -- is too important to leave to generals and politicians.

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