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Take Action: Bring All Troops Home From Afghanistan By December 31, 2013.


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JL
- 536 days ago - petitions.whitehouse.gov
The United States faces another fork in the road in Afghanistan.In the coming weeks, the President will decide: How rapidly the remaining 66,000 American troops are withdrawn from Afghanistan How many U.S. troops remain in that country after 2014



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JL A. (272)
Thursday February 7, 2013, 8:05 am
The United States faces another fork in the road in Afghanistan.

In the coming weeks, the President will decide:

How rapidly the remaining 66,000 American troops are withdrawn from Afghanistan
How many U.S. troops remain in that country after 2014

Our answer is clear: the troops should be removed as quickly as safely possible. No troops should remain after December 31, 2013.

The war has entered its twelfth year, which makes it America’s longest war. The war has claimed over 2,000 American lives, with more than 18,000 Americans wounded in combat.

The conflict has already cost American taxpayers nearly $600 billion, and the price keeps rising.

For too many of our returning soldiers, the trauma of repeated deployments has led to post-traumatic stress disorder and other mental illnesses, while suicide rates among service members have reached an all-time high.

Click here to sign the petition on the White House website to demand that President Obama bring all American troops home from Afghanistan as quickly as possible.

Last month, the President made the important decision to accelerate the transition to an Afghan-led military, which will now be completed by this spring.

But the Pentagon is urging a go-slow approach and keeping as many as 30,000 U.S. troops in or near Afghanistan after 2014.

Outgoing Defense Secretary Leon Panetta talked recently about the American “enduring presence” in Afghanistan.

Our response should be unequivocal.

Sign the petition on the White House website to demand that President Obama bring all American troops home from Afghanistan as expeditiously as possible and forward to 5 of your friends.

Thank you for willingness to help close out this sad chapter in American history.

John Isaacs & Guy Stevens
 

Sue H. (7)
Thursday February 7, 2013, 8:58 am
Noted and signed, thanks. Needs signatures!!
 

JL A. (272)
Thursday February 7, 2013, 9:24 am
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Angelika R. (146)
Thursday February 7, 2013, 9:35 am

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Signatures needed by March 07, 2013 to reach goal of 100,000
97,265
Total signatures on this petition
2,735

hm, lots of work there still do be done! and we already know troops WILL stay past 2013...
 

Angelika R. (146)
Thursday February 7, 2013, 9:37 am
THIS and other causes may well be the reason they raised the threshold.. and raised it TREMENDOUSLY .
 

Michael Kirkby (83)
Thursday February 7, 2013, 10:07 am
Can you imagine the look on that crook Karzai's face?
 

Brian M. (145)
Thursday February 7, 2013, 10:26 am
Not only must Americans keep pushing to end the American occupation of Afghanistan as well as the drone wars in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and elsewhere...Americans need to start petitioning and protesting the threat of American military invasion in Africa. No more blood for oil.
 

Sara W. (110)
Thursday February 7, 2013, 10:42 am
Signed. If only this would happen! We need to stop fighting these pointless wars.
 

JL A. (272)
Thursday February 7, 2013, 10:53 am
Thanks for the numbers and insight Angelika and Brian, thanks for putting this effort in the larger context with your comment!
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Kit B. (277)
Thursday February 7, 2013, 1:22 pm

Yep, we need to focus some attention on this petition to gain many more signatures.

Signed and tweeted.
 

Lisa Neste (695)
Thursday February 7, 2013, 3:09 pm
Thank you for signing this petition
SIGNATURES NEEDED BY MARCH 07, 2013 TO REACH GOAL OF 100,00097,162TOTAL SIGNATURES ON THIS PETITION2,838 Thanks J.L.
 

JL A. (272)
Thursday February 7, 2013, 3:13 pm
Thanks for helping spread the word via tweeting Kit! You cannot currently send a star to Kit because you have done so within the last week.
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John B. (215)
Thursday February 7, 2013, 6:40 pm
Thanks J.L. for the post and link. Signed (#2899), noted and shared.
 

JL A. (272)
Thursday February 7, 2013, 6:46 pm
You're welcome John and thanks for the updated number and sharing, You cannot currently send a star to John because you have done so within the last week.
 

John Gregoire (257)
Friday February 8, 2013, 6:40 am
Believe it when I see it. Just like Iraq Obama is asking to keep troops there. Can't sign this as it is one of those White House things that they ignore and make fun of. Several recent press reports on that. Better a Care2 petition.
 

Emma S. (225)
Friday February 8, 2013, 7:04 am
Done! Thanks, JL.
 

Christina Carlson (16)
Friday February 8, 2013, 7:29 am
Signed at #3,038 - Thanks, J.L. Posted to FB and my prayers added that fiscal and humanitarian sanity will prevail. I dreamt that by the time my boys' have reached maturity, our country will no longer be eternally locked into conflict with the middle-east. It was such a beautiful dream!
 

JL A. (272)
Friday February 8, 2013, 7:35 am
Thanks for posting the updated number and to FB Christina!You cannot currently send a star to Christina because you have done so within the last week.
 

Jen A. (4)
Friday February 8, 2013, 9:12 am
Signed
 

Joe R. (189)
Saturday February 9, 2013, 3:52 pm
Thanks JL. Signed and noted.
 

JL A. (272)
Saturday February 9, 2013, 4:51 pm
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Paul J. (0)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 11:59 am
interesting read..i have some veteran friends that play airsoft and http://www.airsplat.com/support-gi-troops.htm i def want to see what they have to say about this.
 
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