Sign the act.ly Petition to End the War in Afghanistan

Posted: October 7, 2009 in Uncategorized
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I’ve just launched an act.ly petition asking the White House to end the war in Afghanistan. Please sign it (you must have a Twitter account to do so) and forward it around to your networks. It includes an embedded section of the Rethink Afghanistan documentary and a link to Peace Action West’s Facebook vigil at the White House.

Here’s the link: http://act.ly/my

Here’s the text of the petition:

Eight Years is Enough: Tell the White House to End the War in Afghanistan

As President Obama considers the way forward in Afghanistan, he should listen to the fifty-seven percent of Americans who oppose the war [AP-GfK poll, Oct. 1-5]. Eight years is enough—it’s time to end the war in Afghanistan.

So far, this war has cost us:

  • $228 billion,
  • 869 dead American troops, and
  • thousands of Afghan civilian casualties (roughly 5200 since the U.N. started counting in 2007).

Wednesday, October 7, 2009 marks the eighth anniversary of the war in Afghanistan. Eight years is enough. It’s time to bring the troops home.

Here’s how you can help end the war:

Eight years is enough. Tell the White House to end the war in Afghanistan.

For those who aren’t familiar with act.ly, it’s a web advocacy tool that allows you to sign and retweet petitions via Twitter. It targets a Twitter user and tracks how long its been since they responded to you.

Please sign and pass along, and share it on your other social networks.

Note: Derrick Crowe is the Afghanistan blog fellow for Brave New Foundation / The Seminal. Learn how the war in Afghanistan undermines U.S. security: watch Rethink Afghanistan (Part Six), & visit http://rethinkafghanistan.com/blog.

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Comments
  1. […] Sign the act.ly Petition to End the War in Afghanistan posted on October 7th, 2009 at Return Good for Evil […]

  2. Rachel Morrison says:

    Please open this petition action to an open link, not just for Twitter accountholders. Also set up for Facebook sharing to optimize the viral affects. Not everyone Twitters and you don’t want to shortchange this important effort.
    Thanks!

  3. Mary Steckbeck says:

    The American people voted OBAMA into office because he said he would end the wars in Iraq and Afghanastan. We need to bring our troops home. We have been there 8 years and it is time to realize that it is a civil war in Afghanastan and Iraq.
    No amount of money, no amount of military force will solve the problems in Afghanastan. Bring our troops home now.

  4. Wendy Curtis says:

    I voted for President Obama because I said he would end the wars in both Iraq and Afghanistan.

    Spending more lives and money on someone else’s civil wars makes no sense. The only answer is to bring our troops home from both of these countries now!

    Wendy Curtis
    Bucks County PA

  5. Sporkmaster says:

    But he even said that he would do so before he got elected.

    As President, I would deploy at least two additional brigades to Afghanistan to re-enforce our counter-terrorism operations and support NATO’s efforts against the Taliban. As we step up our commitment, our European friends must do the same, and without the burdensome restrictions that have hampered NATO’s efforts. We must also put more of an Afghan face on security by improving the training and equipping of the Afghan Army and Police, and including Afghan soldiers in U.S. and NATO operations.

    August 01, 2007

    http://www.barackobama.com/2007/08/01/the_war_we_need_to_win.php

    • dcrowe says:

      Yeah spork, but that’s talking about 12K troops, max. We’re approaching the 50K range sent over on his watch. We’re way past the campaign rhetoric now and into uncharted territory.

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