Cut the Funding! End the War in Afghanistan
The massacre of sixteen Afghan civilians by a US soldier on March 11, 2012, is just the latest incident reflecting the intensifying friction between the Afghan people and US soldiers, who have purportedly been sent to "win the hearts and minds" of a foreign nation where they do not understand the history, the culture, or the language. While it has become abundantly clear that the US military presence in Afghanistan is a detriment not only to Afghan reconstruction and reconciliation, but US security as well, the Obama administration is in talks with the Afghan government to leave troops in the country indefinitely.
This will not do. We must end the occupation of Afghanistan. Sixty-seven Members of the House of Representatives have joined Rep. Barbara Lee in backing legislation -- H.R.780 -- that would cut the funding for the Afghanistan war, leaving money for a safe and orderly military withdrawal.
Ask your Representative to support the Lee bill by using the form below.