I've just launched an act.ly petition asking the White House to end the war in Afghanistan. Please sign it (you must have a Twitter account to do so) and forward it around to your networks. It includes an embedded section of the Rethink Afghanistan documentary and a link to Peace Action West's Facebook vigil at the White House.
Here's the link: http://act.ly/my
Here's the text of the petition:
Eight Years is Enough: Tell the White House to End the War in Afghanistan
As President Obama considers the way forward in Afghanistan, he should listen to the fifty-seven percent of Americans who oppose the war [AP-GfK poll, Oct. 1-5]. Eight years is enough -- it's time to end the war in Afghanistan.
So far, this war has cost us:
- $228 billion,
- 869 dead American troops, and
- thousands of Afghan civilian casualties (roughly 5200 since the U.N. started counting in 2007).
Wednesday, October 7, 2009 marks the eighth anniversary of the war in Afghanistan. Eight years is enough. It's time to bring the troops home.
Here's how you can help end the war:
- Sign this petition via Twitter to let the White House know that eight years of war is enough.
- Join Peace Action West's Facebook vigil at the White House.
- Watch Brave New Foundation's new documentary, Rethink Afghanistan, to learn more about the price we pay for war in Afghanistan. You can also sign their petition to demand civilian solutions.
Eight years is enough. Tell the White House to end the war in Afghanistan.
For those who aren't familiar with act.ly, it's a web advocacy tool that allows you to sign and retweet petitions via Twitter. It targets a Twitter user and tracks how long its been since they responded to you.
Please sign and pass along, and share it on your other social networks.
Note: Derrick Crowe is the Afghanistan blog fellow for Brave New Foundation / The Seminal. Learn how the war in Afghanistan undermines U.S. security: watch Rethink Afghanistan (Part Six), & visit http://rethinkafghanistan.com/blog.