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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

A good time to oppose the Afghanistan War

Now is the time to oppose the war in Afghanistan. Polls are showing that the US public is split on whether to stay in Afghanistan and many are opposed to adding any more troops. This is the perfect time to show opposition to this unnecessary war.

See Poll from CNN:

The US is making much of the puppet president nearly elected in the posed elections. The hope is to convince the American people that this country is defending a democracy.

From McClatchy:

By Hal Bernton McClatchy Newspapers
KABUL, Afghanistan — Now comes the hard part.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai, under heavy pressure from the Obama administration, its allies and the United Nations, Tuesday accepted a final election tally that stripped him of hundreds of thousands of questionable votes in Afghanistan's Aug. 20 election and agreed to a Nov. 7 runoff with the second-place finisher, former foreign minister Abdullah Abdullah.
"We believe the decision is legitimate, legal and according to the constitution of Afghanistan," Karzai told a news conference at the Presidential Palace. "We are waiting to see our people ... go cast their votes."

The war is still going badly From Revolution:

Suffering, Death, and the Needs of Empire
By Larry Everest
October 7 marked the eighth year of the U.S. invasion and occupation of Afghanistan, making it one of the longest wars in U.S. history, and the end is nowhere in sight. Instead, today the imperialists are facing mounting difficulties and staring into the abyss of possible defeat.
A report by the U.S. Commander in Afghanistan, Gen. Stanley McChrystal, states "the overall situation is deteriorating" and warns of possible "failure." According to McChrystal, the insurgency is "resilient and growing," while the U.S. and its puppet Afghan government face "a crisis of confidence among Afghans...that undermines our credibility and emboldens the insurgents." The Taliban are now thought to be active in over 80 percent of the country, and NBC News reported they may now be stronger than they were before U.S. forces overthrew them in October 2001.
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