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MoveOn blasts WH on Afghanistan

From NBC's Mark Murray
While Karl Rove and Dan Senor are applauding the White House's decision on Afghanistan, liberal MoveOn is criticizing it.

In an email, MoveOn is asking its members to call the White House and urge the president to bring U.S. troops home. "After talking to MoveOn members about this possibility for months, it's become clear what most of us think: This is wrong," the email says. "Everyone knows that George W. Bush left a mess in Afghanistan, but escalation only deepens our involvement in a quagmire. It'll cost the lives of thousands of American troops and Afghan civilians, and it won't make us safer. And with urgent priorities like health care, the climate crisis, and a struggling economy to tackle here at home, it simply does not make sense to divert billions more dollars to this war."

Below is the email....

Dear MoveOn member,
 
President Obama has ordered about 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan-a military escalation of the war there.

After talking to MoveOn members about this possibility for months, it's become clear what most of us think: This is wrong. Everyone knows that George W. Bush left a mess in Afghanistan, but escalation only deepens our involvement in a quagmire.

It'll cost the lives of thousands of American troops and Afghan civilians, and it won't make us safer. And with urgent priorities like health care, the climate crisis, and a struggling economy to tackle here at home, it simply does not make sense to divert billions more dollars to this war.

More and more foreign policy experts are coming to the conclusion that military escalation is not going to solve the problem in Afghanistan. And the majority of Americans already oppose the war. So today the President needs to hear from those of us who disagree with his decision.

Today, can you call the White House and tell the President that we want him to focus on bringing our troops home, not escalating our involvement in Afghanistan?