Click here for an action alert from United for Peace and Justice calling for a full and complete withdrawal from Afghanistan.
“The President wants to have it both ways. He knows that his supporters (and most independents and, increasingly, Republicans) hate this war. He knows the U.S. still has 14 million still unemployed, that state and local governments are cutting back essential services, and that 2/3 of U.S. corporations pay no federal taxes. He has not yet shown a willingness to take on the Pentagon and the military-industrial-Congressional complex that profits from war, but he can no longer completely ignore the people’s voice. We need to insist on a full and complete withdrawal from the disastrous Afghanistan war and on redirecting a significant chunk of the military budget to fund jobs, education, health care, and the environment.”