Lou Dobbs Petition: BRING OUR TROOPS HOME ALL OVER THE WORLDSubmitted by SteveMT on Thu, 10/08/2009 - 15:56
BRING OUR TROOPS HOME
We, the undersigned citizens of the United States of America, hereby petition the federal government to bring home all of our troops now deployed and stationed throughout the world.?
October 06, 2009
I've laid out my view clearly on why it's time to begin withdrawing our troops from Afghanistan and Iraq, and also from their stations and bases around the world. But in case you missed it, please listen to my comments on why I hope you will join me in bringing our troops home.
Eight years into the war in Afghanistan, our top military leadership has yet to define clearly what victory and success will look like, nor has it identified the goals and objectives of the conflict. Like you, I've been thinking about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan for a long time. I've decided that it's time to bring our troops home. I hope you will join me in that effort.
I am disgusted with what is happening with General McChrystal, General Petraeus and the general staff of the Pentagon, President Obama, this administration, and the previous administration have been waging war in Afghanistan for eight years. I am upset that the White House has chosen not to consider withdrawing our troops from Afghanistan while our generals don't have a strategy for victory.
What happened? In the Bush administration we began to tolerate failure on the part of our general staff. We began to tolerate excuses on the part of the general staff. And it¹s being continued under this administration. I¹ve heard people say this president now owns the war in Afghanistan, that this President owns the war in Iraq. You know what, that's not true: You and I own the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. You and I are responsible for every single man and woman in uniform who is serving there and around the world.
And I have a proposition for President Obama: You say you will not consider withdrawing our troops from Afghanistan, so here is my proposition, Mr.
President: Given that we have not succeeded under the leadership of the general staff for eight years in Afghanistan, eight years of combat, why not re-evaluate what we are doing with our troops worldwide, not just Afghanistan?
For the sake of our men and women in uniform who deserve far better leadership than they are receiving from their general staff, please bring them home. It is time to call a halt to the nonsense, bring home our troops, and not just from Iraq and Afghanistan, but the 60,000 troops in Germany, 37,000 in South Korea, 10,000 in Japan, 10,000 troops in Italy.
Bring all of our troops home, and leave only a modest presence wherever it might be proven absolutely necessary, but bring home our troops.