Sunday, November 27, 2011

Speed US Forces Drawdown in Afghanistan

Last week, Nato forces in Afghanistan carried out airstrikes that killed 24 Pakistani soldiers in Pakistan.  Presently, Pakistan has closed the border with Afghanistan for all US and NATO resupply convoys.   Half of NATO and US supplies for Afghanistan go through Pakistan.  The US military will never establish a realistic date or conditions when it is safe to leave Afghanistan and its up to the citizens of the US to  expedite the US evacuation of Afghanistan.  Senator Merkley has introduced an amendment to expedite US forces draw-down out of Afghanistan.  

The Merkly Amendment:

1) The president should expedite the transition of security responsibility to the government of Afghanistan;
2) The president shall devise a plan for expediting the drawdown of US combat troops in Afghanistan and accelerating the transfer of security authority to Afghan authorities prior to December 2014; and
3) Within 90 days, the president shall transmit to Congress a plan with a timetable and completion date for the accelerated transition of all military and security operations in Afghanistan to the government of Afghanistan.
Current co-sponsors of Merkley's amendment include: Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT), Sen. Tom Udall (D-NM), Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA).
 Tell Your Senators to co-sponsor the Merkley amendment and to oppose war with Iran

Petition to demand a timetable for full withdrawal of US forces in Afghanistan
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