Politicians, generals sacrifice lives of soldiers and Afghans to save face
Military families, joined by March Forward! members, watch President Obama’s Dec. 2009 speech about the “end” of the Afghanistan war, learning of many more deployments to come.
U.S. troops lose limbs every single day in Afghanistan, on patrols that serve no strategic purpose.
The Afghan people, who had no role in the 9/11 attacks, overwhelmingly reject the U.S./NATO occupation of their land.
Michael Prysner is an Iraq war veteran and co-founder of March Forward!. He is one of several veterans with the Our Lives Our Rights campaign deploying to Fort Lewisto organize soldiers against their upcoming deployment to Afghanistan.
“We will train the Afghan forces. And then, our troops will come home.”
This was the fundamental assertion of President Obama’s major Afghanistan speech in December 2009 at West Point. I remember watching the address with Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans, and with military family members who had sons and daughters overseas facing deployment or battling the effects of war.