Please sign and share this petition to bring our troops home from Afghanistan now.
I started this petition after reading that the first casualty of 2013 was of a 28 year old soldier killed on January 10 and that only two national media news organization have reported on it (no CNN, NY Times, Reuters, etc).Bring all troops home from Afghanistan now.
The United States has been at war in Afghanistan for over 11 years, which makes it the longest war with US ground troops in history.
The Congressional Research Service says the US has spent $557 billion in Afghanistan from 2001 through 2012.
66,000 US troops remain in Afghanistan as of January 2013.
Reports indicate the Administration may decide to keep as many as 15,000 US troops in Afghanistan in 2015 and beyond.
Over 2,000 US soldiers have lost their lives in Afghanistan and tens of thousands have come home wounded.
Therefore, We the People demand all US troops be brought home from Afghanistan now.
Now, Mitch McConnell is saying that we need at least 10,000 troops beyond 2014 and the Administration is deciding how many to leave behind rather than when to bring them all home.
Although this won't change policy, I'm hoping the media will report on this petition (since they have been doing it a lot recently) and bring awareness to the situation.
People are tired of this war so please share and let them express their frustration by signing this petition. It needs 150 signatures before it becomes open and searchable to the public.