Saturday, February 26, 2011

DNC passes resolution to end Barry's shitty little war

In a move that puts it at odds with the White House, the Democratic National Committee passed a resolution put forward by Rep Barbara Lee of California. The resolution calls for a speedier end to the shitty little war in Afghanistan.
The resolution adopted Saturday states that "the Democratic Party supports prioritizing job creation and a swift withdrawal of U.S. armed forces and military contractors in Afghanistan which must include a significant and sizable reduction no later than July 2011."

The resolution cites the length of the war (nearly ten years), the cost (more than $100 billion per year), the lack of public support (72 percent want to "speed up the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan") and the argument that the conflict does not require a military solution.

"The passage of my resolution places the Democratic Party squarely on the side of American people who overwhelmingly support a swift withdrawal from Afghanistan, beginning with a significant and sizeable reduction in U.S. troop levels by no later than July of this year," said Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.), who submitted the resolution. Other submitters were DNC Vice Chairs Donna Brazile and Rep. Mike Honda (D-Hawaii) and DNC Secretary Alice Germond.
This also puts the DNC at odds with the Pentagon which long ago determined where their permanent bases would go to complement the ones in Iraq.

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