Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Total # of U. S. Troops killed in Iraq and Afghanistan - 5, 483

Stop $33 billion for Afghanistan war!

President Obama has already ordered 30,000 additional troops to Afghanistan. Afghans and their neighboring countries must settle their conflict by negotiations. The U.S. can provide development aid but cannot dictate the outcome.

U.S. troops must come home so that the healing can begin.

Now, the Democratic leadership in Congress wants to pass a $33 billion war supplemental appropriation to pay for the escalated troop levels.

Tell Congress to vote NO on Afghanistan war funding even if unrelated funds are attached. These desperately needed funds for jobs, education, and health deserve to be adopted on their own merits -- but they can and must be passed separately.

The Senate is expected to vote on the war funding this week, possibly today. Call your Senator IMMEDIATELY at 202-224-3121 and give him or her three messages:

(1) Vote NO on funding for the Afghanistan war, even if other measures are attached to it.

(2) Vote YES on amendment 4204 to HR.4899 (the supplemental appropriation bill), submitted by Sens. Boxer, Durbin and Merkley, which in simplified language sets an exit timeline for withdrawing U.S. troops from Afghanistan.

(3) Join the 'Out of Afghanistan Congressional Caucus' initiated by Rep. John Conyers.


Total U. S. troops killed in Iraq 4,400

Total U.S. troops killed in Afghanistan - 1,083

Total Iraqi citizens killed 1,366,350

There are at least 18 veteran suicides daily

Please go back to the beginning of this message and read it again, slowly.

Could you have conceived of so many young men and women dying when these wars started? Make that call today and ask them not to vote for more money for war and to send the troops back home now.


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