Since President Obama took office in January, there have been many issues that needed attention and many of the President’s actions were similar to the George W. Bush policies, some even expanded on them. Some issues that were promised to be cancelled have yet to be cancelled.
The anticipation of the “speech” by President Obama on Tuesday has been taken away by leaks to the press, and even the President’s own ‘pre-speech roundup’ by saying “It’s my intention to finish the job,” Obama said Tuesday in the East Room of the White House at at a joint news conference with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. “I feel very confident when the American people hear a clear rationale for what we’re doing there and how we’ll achieve our goals, they’ll be supportive.”
President Obama has all ready sent more troops to Afghanistan during his Presidency. Now he owns the war(s). George W. and Dick Cheney set up the next president to carry out their war plans, and President Obama has been given the torch and is moving ahead AS PLANNED by George and Dick.
It has been leaked that 9,000 Marines will be sent immediately after President Obama’s Afghanistan War Speech on Dec. 1. This is not a decision you make in one day. There have been plans in play for some time in order to send 9,000 troops (and up to 40,000 more troops NOW): where they are going; what they are going to do. The NINE meetings with President Obama’s War Council discussed what? Did they just stall the announcement to get between Thanksgiving and Christmas Holidays, a time when we are focused on family and celebration?
If you send ONE soldier to the war zone, how much does it cost to keep that one there for one year? How hard is it to get that ONE soldier out of the war zone? How much support equipment have to be removed? Getting in is very easy, getting out is close to impossible. Tell me, how many troops have been REMOVED from Iraq since January 20? How many are still there? What news do we get about Iraq? Just move on to Afghanistan, then prop up the Pakistan Government and give them more weapons to fight the “taliban” in Pakistan, and people forget Iraq, and even are forgetting Afghanistan. The fight is now on the Pakistan side of the border with Afghanistan.
Forget Health Care of any meaning. Forget Climate Change policies. The United States of America is now a War Country, that is where the U.S. resources are going. There’s nothing left for any other problems. How much does the War Spending cost your congressional district (if you live in the U.S.)? Find out at the National Priorities Project (click here). Only YOU can stop this. There has been a financial collapse in the United States and throughout the world that will take a decade to overcome, and will be impossible to overcome unless the War(s) are ended. By adding troops, the light at the end of the tunnel has gotten farther away.
The American Population was motivated to put their dreams and aspirations into the young Presidential candidate promising ‘Hope and Change’. When you kill a dream, the soul dies. This speech demarks the end of the dream. It’s a repeat of Lyndon Johnson’s escalation of the War in Viet Nam, it ended his “Great Society”. When will we ever learn, when will we ever learn?
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On Monday Morning, call President Obama:
Take Action Now: It is not too late !
Call President Obama: To reach the U.S. Capitol Switchboard: 202-224-3121 or 202-225-3121 Leave a message: No more Troops. End the War(s). Call Leon Panetta at (703) 482-0623, CIA headquarters, leave a message: Stop the South Waziristan War and don’t attack Quetta, End the War(s).
Today, please tell your member of Congress and U.S. Senators to End the War in Afghanistan, sign this petition. If you live outside the United States, write to your leaders, End the War Now.
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