Friday, December 25, 2009

The Anniversary of...

Rep. Eric Massa (D-NY) says there's "a sad and ironic twist" to Christmas Eve.
As we begin our deployment of 30,000 additional troops to Afghanistan, this Christmas Eve will also mark the 3,000th day of the war in Afghanistan and the 30th anniversary of the initial Russian invasion of Afghanistan in 1979. Thus far, this war has already cost the American taxpayer a minimum of $300,000,000,000 according to the Congressional Research Service (and that's just the funding that's "on budget").

Sadly, the fact that we're spending about $101 million per day in this war is the good news. The financial cost of this war is nothing compared to the fact that 937 American troops have been killed, and 4,434 have been wounded (and that's not counting the thousands more that will carry the memories of this war for their entire lives).
That is why Rep Massa, a 24-year retired military officer and former special assistant to the then Supreme Commander of NATO, General Wesley Clark, has called for "an end to this war of occupation and attrition."

As Massa says, "Let's declare that enough is enough on this 3,000th day of the war in Afghanistan. It's time to bring our troops home."

ReThink Afghanistan From Brave New Foundation

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