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Join OEF/Af-Pak Veterans Speaking Out Against the Escalation of Troops

Posted by Jake Diliberto on November 25th, 2009

While President Obama pursues a policy toward escalation of troops in Af/Pak, the graveyard of empires, the newly formed Veterans for Rethinking Afghanistan will not stand quiet. We will not allow one more warrior to die for a flawed policy protecting a corrupt Karzai government. Our goal is to compel President Obama to “Rethink Afghanistan”

www.rethinkafghanistan.com/vets

At this very moment, our combat troops are exhausted and dying in the graveyard of empires. The protracted war in Iraq and Afghanistan compounded by our current president’s rejection to history demands the American Veteran to stand up. The protracted Global War on Terror has drained our armed forces and the past lessons of the Vietnam War are screaming out. Dissent among the ranks is growing, divorce rates among the enlisted are exceeding 80% and suicide rates are at an all time high. The VA hospitals maintain constant congestion with newly returned warriors who are waiting a backlogged VA system and times are getting worse.

There should be no doubt we support our fellow warriors already deployed, however we recognize it is our duty to fight for our brothers and sisters in arms and not allow another flawed policy to be pursued. Currently, Afghanistan is in a civil war and the American forces are dying to protect a corrupt Karzai Regime. The Obama administration is not sending the American warrior for the onslaught of victory. The American people are being forced to pursue a policy that will be a stalemate at best. The Veterans for Rethinking Afghanistan are enabling active duty, reserve, National Guard and past veterans of the Afghanistan/Af-Pak War to promote a patriotic and thoughtful new policy for the future. Recently, we have had meetings in the West Wing, the State Dept, and in the Senate to pursue different US policies in Afghanistan/Pakistan.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=WENk-_uH6j8

We are advising a reformed policy that will support the troops by ending the open-ended Global War on Terror, while still protecting America from violent Islamic radicalism. We are voicing our concerns for our men and women in uniform and helping our country by recognizing we cannot afford this war nor can “victory” be won through military means. We recognize, “victory” in Afghanistan is going to require development projects and less military forces. The Veterans for Rethinking Afghanistan recognize that this is a war on poverty, misunderstood culture, and religious fanaticism. While our presence in Afghanistan is well intended, the unintended effect of our policy is destabilizing Pakistan and is actually having adverse effects rather than making it better for the Afghanistan people.

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  1. patriciaaxelrod says:

    Remember the 80's when people traveled to ventral America to act as a 'Witness for Peace.' Who will join me in Afghanistan to stand for peace.

    Please call with serious interest.

    Patricia Axelrod
    Director,
    The Desert Storm Think Tank and Veterans Adocate.

    Axelrod is a military scientist for peace. She has traveled to Iraq post Desert Storm as well as post Kosovo/Serbian war where she conducted bomb damage assesment. She is a past receipient of a Project Censored Award as well as a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Research and Writing Award. She can be reached at 1-775-412-5980 paxelrod1675@yahoo.com.

  2. patriciaaxelrod says:

    Remember the 80's when people traveled to ventral America to act as a 'Witness for Peace.' Who will join me in Afghanistan to stand for peace.

    Please call with serious interest.

    Patricia Axelrod
    Director,
    The Desert Storm Think Tank and Veterans Adocate.

    Axelrod is a military scientist for peace. She has traveled to Iraq post Desert Storm as well as post Kosovo/Serbian war where she conducted bomb damage assesment. She is a past receipient of a Project Censored Award as well as a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Research and Writing Award. She can be reached at 1-775-412-5980 paxelrod1675@yahoo.com.

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