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Because It’s Time to End the Afghanistan War

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Posted on Jan 24, 2011

From our friends at Brave New Films: “With violence in Afghanistan still worsening a year after the military push into Marjah—the start of what some call ‘Obama’s War’—it’s clear military solutions won’t work. It’s time to end the war.  We want people to comment on our Afghanistan Wall and tell us why they oppose the war.”

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By ThomasG, January 26, 2011 at 2:30 pm Link to this comment

For or against the war in Afghanistan is a frame of contention that is propagandistic in nature.

A better frame of the War in Afghanistan is:  What purpose does the War in Afghanistan serve?—and who benefits from the purpose served by the War in Afghanistan?

Do YOU benefit from the War in Afghanistan?  What purpose does the War in Afghanistan serve for YOU? These are the questions that all American citizens must ask themselves.

If the War in Afghanistan does not serve a valid purpose for the greater population of the United States, why are we there? —— And, who is getting the benefit of the War in Afghanistan for which our patriotic troops are fighting and dying?

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By Bob Snell, January 25, 2011 at 1:29 pm Link to this comment
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Weekly war cost: two billion dollars,ten soldier deaths in battle, ten soldier suicides, many soldiers wounded, many innocent civilians murdered and maimed. We in America own this war. We must end it now!

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By Wikileaks for Nobel, January 25, 2011 at 12:42 pm Link to this comment

If we lived in a democracy, the war would come to an end.  As it is, the burgeoning national security state can safely ignore our wishes and views, as it responds only to corporate directives.  Corporations find war agreeable, so long as the populace is not exposed to the more unsettling of its realities—hence, the embedded media who scrupulously avoid showing us what is actually going on.  They learned this lesson from the Vietnam conflict.

So long as suffering is Over There, abstract, someone else’s burden, most Americans are complacent, even if they might tell a pollster they’d like the conflict to stop.  More is required than a nod and a click to stop this; the war economy has become a given in our disintegrating country, and profit will not be gladly or willingly given up by those whose sole concern is their own enrichment.

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By samosamo, January 25, 2011 at 12:23 am Link to this comment

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If it was 99.44% against the war in Afghanistan, the military
would still be attacking that country. In short, the military and its
industrial complex handlers determine policies and military
action by this country.

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By MarthaA, January 24, 2011 at 10:27 pm Link to this comment

It is definitely time to end the occupation of Afghanistan and Iraq, it has been 9 1/3 long years; and since September 2001, I have opposed the attack and occupation of Afghanistan and Iraq, because not one Afghan or Iraqi was involved in any crime against the United States.  The people who allegedly attacked the United States were Saudi Arabians.

I will never hate my country of birth, but I do hate the fact that leaders of the governments of my country of birth either lead for money or allow themselves to be led by money to torture U.S. citizens, and violate the words of the Christian Bible, as if it doesn’t matter; and apparently it doesn’t to them, but as far as I am concerned, it matters.

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