Urge Obama to stick to "serious drawdown" from Afghanistan in July 2011
Pres Obama promised to begin withdrawing troops from Afghanistan in July 2011 during an address to Congress in January. VP Biden and Speaker Pelosi have both publicly proclaimed their support of a significant withdrawal beginning then.
Recent press reports by McClatchy and the New York Times have suggested that the Obama Administration intends to "publicly walk away from" President Obama's promise to begin drawing down U.S. troops from Afghanistan in July 2011 at the NATO summit this week.
While the White House has denied that there has been a retreat from the President's promise, there is still the question of how significant a withdrawal the Administration is planning. Vice President Biden and Speaker Pelosi have both made remarks to the effect that the draw down would be "significant" or "serious". But now the White House may be moving away from this toward a more token withdrawal.
Join us in urging President Obama to keep his promise by making the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan in July 2011 significant and serious.
|Number||Date||Name||Location||Add your comment below:|
|2849||Mon May 28 07:22:10 EDT 2012||Loretta Dunnaway||Dallas, TX||It has been 4 years now since you promised to bring our troops home.Stop this madness.|
|2848||Wed Apr 04 22:03:42 EDT 2012||Georgia Atkins||N. Conway, NH|
|2847||Thu Aug 11 06:26:15 EDT 2011||Derek Thomas||Twin Falls, ID||End the war. Enough's enough.|
|2846||Thu Aug 04 15:28:26 EDT 2011||Madelyn Amatulli||Port Jefferson Sta, NY||Mr. President, What in the name of God has hapened to all the promises you made to the American people when you were running for President. I voted for you in 08, but I and everyone I speak with are so More....|
|2845||Thu Jul 07 13:00:51 EDT 2011||Anonymous|
|2844||Thu Jul 07 12:02:33 EDT 2011||Barbara Postel||Richmond, CA||Barak,
I believed you wanted to change the country's direction. You have had my faith and respect, my policy has been to give you the benefit of the doubt. In truth, my faith is crumbling. I ask More....
|2843||Wed Jul 06 23:50:30 EDT 2011||Philip Bonham||Blacksburg, VA||We need a president who has actually been to war--one that has seen how incompatible bombing people is with democracy. Since you have entirely fallen in line with (the) Bush's war agenda, I suggest More....|
|2842||Fri Jul 01 17:43:45 EDT 2011||Anonymous||Mr. President, show once more that you are up to the challenge and that you deserve the trust and HOPE we have entrust you with.
|2841||Fri Jun 17 03:10:45 EDT 2011||Anonymous||Enough of War! Enough of War!|
|2840||Sat Jun 11 01:52:36 EDT 2011||Anonymous|
|2839||Wed Jun 08 10:41:40 EDT 2011||Marissa Scarboro||Ware Shoals, SC||My husband has answered the call of duty three times too many! I understand the Afghanistan people may not be ready to handle things on their own, but they are better equiped than before and we need to More....|
|2838||Sun Jun 05 00:47:26 EDT 2011||horacio aguilera||as an aghan war vet i assure you that building more bases only puts fuel to the fire for the insurgency especially in southern afg. The way to fight the war is through asymetric warfatre and intel.|
|2837||Sat Jun 04 01:10:03 EDT 2011||Ivan Huber||LA, CA||Mr. Pres., keep yur word!!!|
|2836||Fri Jun 03 21:39:48 EDT 2011||Ivan Huber||LA, CA|
|2835||Fri Jun 03 20:48:01 EDT 2011||Anonymous||Port Orange, FL||Keep your Word to The Citizens of this Country..Start Serious Drawdowns OF our Military Forces OUT of Afganistan IN July , 2011 ..As YOU promised . IF you don`t come thru on THIS ( One of the Main More....|
|2834||Fri Jun 03 20:01:38 EDT 2011||B. E. Murphy||Park Forest, IL||We should never have been in Afghanistan in the first place. If the Bush Adm. had had any real interest in tracking Osama bin Laden, and, in fact, finding and restraining him, they could have done so. More....|
|2833||Sun May 29 13:52:08 EDT 2011||Anonymous||Columbia City, IN||Don't send anymore troops over there. What are they there for anymore? Bring troops home.|
|2832||Sat May 21 08:35:01 EDT 2011||Anonymous|
|2831||Tue May 10 00:08:15 EDT 2011||Eddie Floyd II||Farmington Hills, MI|
|2830||Fri May 06 19:25:44 EDT 2011||Ellen Jamieson||Leonia, NJ||With the execution of Osama, how can the continuation of this occupation possibly be justified?|
|2829||Sat Apr 30 18:12:25 EDT 2011||Anonymous||PLEASE BRING THEM HOME!!!!! MY BF IS SET TO DEPLOY THERE IN THE SUMMER PLEASE!|
|2828||Thu Apr 21 13:28:28 EDT 2011||Lisa Savage||Solon, ME||Haven't the people of Afghanistan suffered enough for the profits of corporations that put you in office?|
|2827||Wed Apr 20 22:35:09 EDT 2011||Anonymous|
|2826||Thu Apr 14 20:25:58 EDT 2011||Anonymous|
|2825||Wed Apr 13 09:14:17 EDT 2011||Anonymous||Do what the public wants. Raise taxes on corporations and the rich, cut military spending, GET OUT OF Afghanistan, cut excess profits from the insurance industry and health care with a public option.|