Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Quick action: urge major party candidates to end Afghani invasion

Tuesday's second major-party presidential debate also marked the seventh anniversary of the beginning of US military operations in Afghanistan. This is an anniversary often overlooked by the peace movement, which has focused mostly on the invasion of Iraq. For McCain and Obama, Afghanistan has become our "good war," although the goals of the invasion there have not been met: al-Qaeda is still active, Osama bin Ladin is still at large, and the lives of the Afghan people are not measurably better today than they were in 2001.

United for Peace and Justice, of which the Alliance is a member group, is urging activists to contact the major party presidential candidates and demand a "surge in diplomacy" to set goals and bring troops home. You can reach the Obama campaign at 866-675-2008, or at; and the McCain campaign at 703-418-2008, or UFPJ's resources and talking points are here.

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