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TAKE ACTION: Senator Harry Reid: Before Another Decade of War in Afghanistan, Let Congress Vote

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President Obama is working with the government of Afghanistan to formulate a new security deal that would leave US troops in the country for at least a decade more--without the approval of Congress.

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Beverly Fjobhunting (86)
Monday November 25, 2013, 8:51 am
The war in Afghanistan has lasted twelve years, making it the longest in American history. Despite the unpopularity of the conflict, President Obama is working with the government of Afghanistan to formulate a new security deal that would leave US troops in the country for at least a decade more—without the approval of Congress.

A bipartisan group of Senators, led by Senator Jeff Merkley, are planning to introduce an amendment to the upcoming National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that could slow down the President's plans to turn a 12-year conflict into a 23-year war. The amendment "expresses the sense of the Senate" that President Obama should seek Congressional approval no later than June 1, 2014 for any extended presence in Afghanistan.

As The Nation's George Zornick points out, although the amendment isn't binding, a debate in Congress could "mirror the debate over intervention in Syria earlier this year—where Congressional support never materialized."

There is a chance that the Democratic leadership won't let the Senate vote on this crucial amendment. Join us in calling on Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to bring Senator Merkley's amendment up for a vote. Our elected representatives must have a say in whether we prolong the war in Afghanistan.

natasha salgado (715)
Monday November 25, 2013, 9:11 am
Signed-thx Beverly

Sue H. (6)
Monday November 25, 2013, 9:29 am
Noted and signed, thanks.

Kit B. (276)
Monday November 25, 2013, 9:50 am

Signed and shared, Thanks Beverly. This country is war weary and war poor. Enough is enough.

Franshisca Dearmas (89)
Monday November 25, 2013, 9:54 am
Noted and signed. TY Beverly

Beverly Fjobhunting (86)
Monday November 25, 2013, 11:03 am
This is turning into an endless war.

Mitchell D. (136)
Monday November 25, 2013, 11:31 am
I do not see a place for signing. At The Nation's site they request a tweet. I do not tweet.
Noted, though.

kate K. (482)
Monday November 25, 2013, 11:49 am
Noted and signed

. (0)
Monday November 25, 2013, 2:41 pm

Animae C. (520)
Monday November 25, 2013, 4:06 pm
1,707 10 seconds ago AniMaeChi

Frans Badenhorst (582)
Monday November 25, 2013, 11:51 pm

Karen Kersten-Chestney (112)
Tuesday November 26, 2013, 2:10 am

Dandelion G. (386)
Tuesday November 26, 2013, 7:30 am
Signed. No more American blood spilled for Corporate agendas and more misadventures. USA doesn't even care for those soldiers already in need medically, suicide is all time high, and too many homeless Veterans. Afghan war costs $300 million a day at the same time the Food Stamps were cut to hungry families, which include the soldiers and Veterans.

Deb E. (63)
Tuesday November 26, 2013, 11:07 am
Signed and hope everyone will share within their networks. Thanks for posting, Beverly

Angelene B. (148)
Tuesday November 26, 2013, 11:15 am

Terrie Williams (800)
Tuesday November 26, 2013, 11:37 am

Colleen L. (3)
Tuesday November 26, 2013, 1:04 pm
Petition signed. Thanks Beverly

Birgit W. (159)
Tuesday November 26, 2013, 1:37 pm

Robert K. (31)
Tuesday November 26, 2013, 3:11 pm
Signed and noted.

Of course this wouldn't have been a concern had not the simple minded Bush not turned down the offer by the Taliban to turn over every member of al Qaeda in Afghanistan.

Kathleen R. (138)
Tuesday November 26, 2013, 4:10 pm
signed & noted

Vicky P. (476)
Tuesday November 26, 2013, 4:43 pm
noted, signed

Patsy Olive (0)
Tuesday November 26, 2013, 5:44 pm
Noted and signed tweeted.

Lois Jordan (63)
Tuesday November 26, 2013, 6:15 pm
Very gladly signed. Noted. Many thanks, Beverly!

Jason Flint (5)
Tuesday November 26, 2013, 7:24 pm
signed and noted

Tom C Sullivan (98)
Tuesday November 26, 2013, 9:17 pm
Send Obama and whoever else signs this over to do the fighting, also send there famileys, This madness has to stop, we need the money here in the states.

Emma S. (240)
Wednesday November 27, 2013, 1:39 am
Done - and going on to sign more there. Thanks, Beverly.

Karen Kersten-Chestney (112)
Wednesday November 27, 2013, 2:26 am
Petition....all signed and sent.....Thanks.

Past Member (0)
Friday November 29, 2013, 2:57 am
Another decade? No mister Sam :)

Gloria picchetti (310)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 8:37 am
Signed. The war has caused nothing but heartbreak and poverty.

. (0)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 9:12 am
done. NO, NO- bring our troops home.

Freya H. (355)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 9:43 am
Or better yet - let the VOTERS, as in the TAXPAYERS, decide.

divergent revolution (315)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 9:59 am
we are going to be there till 2024 at the least ,no matter what we do

Mike M. (44)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 11:02 am

lee e. (114)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 11:17 am
If they haven't got it right after this many years - what is the point - get the hell out! No more blood for whatever reason you make up to be there!

Judith C. (159)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 4:42 pm

SusanAWAY Allen (219)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 10:37 pm
Noted, signed and shared.

Judy C. (102)
Sunday December 8, 2013, 4:05 pm
Signed, with this comment: " We're there for certain resources, let's not kid ourselves. Time to quit fattening the profiteers, and feeding the opium trade." Thanks Beverly & Dandelion.

Abdessalam Diab (145)
Tuesday December 10, 2013, 6:25 am
Action taken. Thanks Sheryl for the forward. Thanks Beverly for sharing

Gina Caracci (219)
Wednesday December 18, 2013, 9:24 pm
bring them home now!!!!!
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