USA: Obama Escalates the War in Afghanistan

End the Occupation – Bring the Troops Home Now!

Barack Obama has decided to send 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan, on top of the 21,000 additional soldiers he ordered there earlier this year. This will bring the total number of U.S. troops in Afghanistan to over 100,000.

Millions in the U.S. and around the globe are undoubtedly asking why Obama, who was elected with what many viewed as an anti-war mandate, has decided to escalate what is an increasingly unpopular and seemingly unwinnable war.

Opposition to this decision has already begun to mount. As popular filmmaker (and Obama supporter) Michael Moore wrote on his website, “If you go to West Point … and announce that you are increasing, rather than withdrawing, the troops in Afghanistan, you are the new war president. Pure and simple.”

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