“We did not choose this war…”

As Obama tries to define the new normal in Afghanistan, some of us from the foreign-occupier countries are not buying it.

Leah Bolger and David Swanson collaborated on this post in reaction to Obama’s speech from Bagram on May 1, 2012. It was published several places, including this copy at FireDogLake.

These people have feelings and family too. They want us to go home. Why aren’t we listening?

The Afghan people are certainly fed up with our atrocities and insulting treatment. President Karzai, caught between a rock and hard place, calls for our ouster after every innocent civilian death, then turns around and signs the agreement to keep foreigner patrolling his land for the indefinite future.

We need to raise this issue–get out of Afghanistan now–at every town hall meeting with candidates this summer.  Let them know:  Obama’s new normal is not ours nor the Afghan people’s.

About VFP Linus Pauling Chapter

Veterans For Peace (VFP) is dedicated to eliminating war as an implement of foreign policy and to that end, works to educate the public about the true costs of war. Veterans For Peace (VFP) Linus Pauling Chapter 132 is a chapter of Veterans For Peace, St. Louis, MO, which has been waging peace since 1985 and is an NGO recognized by the United Nations. The local chapter and the national organization are both 501(c)3 non-profit organizations. Veterans For Peace is made up of veteran and associate members. More information about the national organization, including our Statement of Purpose and contact information for a VFP chapter near you, may be found at: www.veteransforpeace.org.
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