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Saturday, November 28, 2009

Obama commits to war in Afghanistan

We now have our work cut out for us as President Barack Obama has committed to sending a new surge of troops to Afghanistan. It is Vietnam all over again. Experts are warning this war can’t be won and it ill mean for the next 10 years the US will be bogged down fighting in a country where it is not welcome.
It is also a commitment to an empire that has only intensified after the end of the “cold war.”

From CNN:
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- President Barack Obama has approved a significant troop increase for Afghanistan, Pentagon officials said Tuesday.
The new troop deployment is expected to include 8,000 Marines from Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, as well as 4,000 additional Army troops from Fort Lewis, Washington.
"This increase is necessary to stabilize a deteriorating situation in Afghanistan, which has not received the strategic attention, direction and resources it urgently requires," Obama said in a written statement.
"The Taliban is resurgent in Afghanistan, and al Qaeda supports the insurgency and threatens America from its safe haven along the Pakistani border." See what CNN's Barbara Starr says about the increase on the AC360 blog

No More War! Get into the Streets & Protest!
By Debra Sweet
Afghanistan is now really Obama's war. He's in it to "win" and "finish the job." Is it your war?

See VIDEO from Saturday in NYC: Elaine Brower, Mac Bica, Matthis Chiroux, Debra Sweet & Andy Zee on why we should protest and what difference it makes. You don't end a war by sending more troops!

This is not a good war. You knew this when Bush started it. Why support it now? The richest country with the most powerful highly militarized empire is destroying one of the poorest countries!

On Tuesday, December 1st, President Obama will announce plans to expand the occupation of Afghanistan with 34,000 more troops.

When tens of thousands more troops are sent, will you be home watching the news passively, or out shopping? Or, will you protest visibly and speak out loudly; NO!

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