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DNC Pressures Obama, Passes Resolution Endorsing Swift End To Afghanistan War

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DNC Pressures Obama, Passes Resolution Endorsing Swift End To Afghanistan War

Post by Guest on Sun Feb 27, 2011 10:51 am

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/02/26/afghanistan_n_828710.html

The resolution adopted Saturday states that "the Democratic Party supports prioritizing job creation and a swift withdrawal of U.S. armed forces and military contractors in Afghanistan which must include a significant and sizable reduction no later than July 2011."

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Post by Guest on Sun Feb 27, 2011 10:54 am

Resolution Supporting Ending the War in Afghanistan Now and Transferring the Funding to Job Creation, other Crucial Domestic Priorities and Deficit Reduction

Submitted by: Hon. Barbara Lee, California
Donna Brazile, DNC Vice Chair/District of Columbia
Hon. Mike Honda, DNC Vice Chair/California
Alice Germond, DNC Secretary/West Virginia


WHEREAS, the United States has been involved in war in Afghanistan for almost a decade and remains militarily engaged in what has become the longest war in American history; and

WHEREAS, the mounting costs of the war in Afghanistan, now totaling over $100 billion a year, have constrained efforts to invest in job creation and in strengthening our country and our economy; and

WHEREAS, according to a Gallup Poll released February 2, 2011, 72% of Americans favor action to "speed up the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan"; and

WHEREAS, President Obama supports a transition to an Afghan-led security arrangement in Afghanistan "because open-ended war serves neither our interests nor the Afghan people's"; and

WHEREAS, a diplomatic solution in Afghanistan that emphasizes economic development, political reconciliation and inclusion, the engagement of regional and global stakeholders, and the safeguarding of basic human rights is essential to ensure long-term stability in Afghanistan and the surrounding region; and

WHEREAS, military and intelligence officials agree that the situation in Afghanistan will not ultimately be resolved by a military solution; and

WHEREAS, the national and economic security of the United States depend upon a national defense strategy which addresses the modern threat of global terrorism in an effective, sustainable, and comprehensive manner; and

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, the Democratic Party recognizes the enormous strain placed on the U.S. military servicemembers, and their families since 2001 as a result of continuing engagements in Iraq and Afghanistan and remains committed to ensuring that our troops have the support that they require when deployed as well as the care that they and their families need and deserve when they return home;

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Democratic Party supports prioritizing job creation and a swift withdrawal of U.S. armed forces and military contractors in Afghanistan which must include a significant and sizable reduction no later than July 2011.

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Re: DNC Pressures Obama, Passes Resolution Endorsing Swift End To Afghanistan War

Post by unemployed2long/1208 on Sun Feb 27, 2011 12:08 pm

what ever, NOW work on unemployment! But hate to burst your bubble... As long as there is hatred and religious extremest there will always be a war somewhere in the world..otherwise we will succumb to defeat and being conquered! I don't think many would like that kind of a change! Then there are those who laugh and say that will never happen! Right! Noah eventually needed an arc.
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Re: DNC Pressures Obama, Passes Resolution Endorsing Swift End To Afghanistan War

Post by Jen on Sun Feb 27, 2011 2:52 pm

unemployed2long/1208 wrote:what ever, NOW work on unemployment! But hate to burst your bubble... As long as there is hatred and religious extremest there will always be a war somewhere in the world..otherwise we will succumb to defeat and being conquered! I don't think many would like that kind of a change! Then there are those who laugh and say that will never happen! Right! Noah eventually needed an arc.
We can't be defeated or conquered by any of these little countries that our government instructs our military to invade on behalf of global corporations.
We *are* being defeated and conquered by infiltrators of global banks and corporations into our government and every aspect of our society.
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Post by Kat on Sun Feb 27, 2011 3:05 pm

As long as we're distracted by conflict, wars, dictators, human rights violations, and foreign terrorists in far away countries - we're less likely to pay attention to the corporate terrorism going on every minute of every day right here at home.

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Post by Jen on Sun Feb 27, 2011 4:09 pm

Kat wrote:As long as we're distracted by conflict, wars, dictators, human rights violations, and foreign terrorists in far away countries - we're less likely to pay attention to the corporate terrorism going on every minute of every day right here at home.


That's their plan.
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