G_j (1000+ posts) Sat Feb-21-09 03:58 PM
CODEPINK heartbroken by Obama's commitment to continued military aggression in Afghanistan
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Feb. 19, 2009 CONTACT
Jean Stevens, CODEPINK media coordinator, 646-723-1781
CODEPINK heartbroken by Obama's commitment to continued military aggression in Afghanistan:
Calls for real change, humanitarian aid and reconstruction
WASHINGTON -- CODEPINK Women for Peace is heartbroken and discouraged by President Obama's decision to deploy an additional 17,000 troops to Afghanistan, a screeching halt to his rhetoric for change and moving our country in a new direction.
CODEPINK women call on Obama and his administration to reject a proven-false military solution, and call for a surge in diplomacy and humanitarian aid and an immediate withdrawal of all U.S. troops from Afghanistan. (snip)