As President Obama prepares to announce his decision regarding the U.S. presence in Afghanistan, I hope that each of us will dig deep within to find our humanity, and choose to speak out and let the President know that it is time to stop the killing and create a just foreign policy related to Afghanistan (and the rest of the world). There are many voices screaming at the President, advising him on what he should do in Afghanistan; to whom will he listen??? Will he find his humanity???
Call the White House today (Toll Free 1-888-310-8637, courtesy of Peace Action) and tell the President - NO MORE TROOPS! Humanity can't wait! What are you waiting for? Get on the phone! It's much more powerful than an email (you may have to wait on the line just a bit). And tell everyone you know to call!
Be prepared, however, to be disappointed by the President's announcement. He may very well call for a surge of troops should he neglect to heed the lessons of history (of both Afghanistan and Vietnam). Be prepared to take to the streets. Check out Veterans for Peace CALL TO ACTION for more information.
Hoping (and Working) for PEACE,
Photo Credit: A wounded Afghan boy lies on a hospital bed in Kandahar September 29, 2009.
(REUTERS/Stringer). Associated article: No Refuge For Afghan Victims of Violence, in CommonDreams.org, October 26, 2009
Read Howard Zinn's thought provoking article, The Others, in The Nation, January 24, 2002.
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