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Press for Real Diplomacy to End the Unwinnable Afghan War

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Press for Real Diplomacy to End the Unwinnable Afghan War

To be delivered to The United States House of Representatives and The United States Senate

Petition Statement

Press the Trump Administration to commit to real diplomacy to end the unwinnable war in Afghanistan.
There are currently 5,361 signatures. NEW goal - We need 7,500 signatures!

Petition Background

Capitulating to his generals, President Trump has agreed to send thousands of more American soldiers to Afghanistan, even though experts agree that the war in Afghanistan is unwinnable. [1]

The only realistic alternative to endless war in Afghanistan is a negotiated peace that includes all the major Afghan factions and all the neighboring countries that are supporting major Afghan factions in the Afghan civil war, including Pakistan, India, Iran, and Russia. The Obama and Bush Administrations never seriously pursued a negotiated peace. So far, the Trump Administration is simply continuing the Bush-Obama policy of adding just enough American soldiers to prevent the Taliban from completely taking over Afghanistan, without doing anything diplomatically and politically to end the war. [2] The strategy of trying to be more patient than the Taliban is almost certainly doomed to fail in the future as it has in the past. People fighting in their own country are almost always more patient than foreign soldiers.

Urge your Representative and Senators to press the Trump Administration to commit to sustained diplomacy to end the war in Afghanistan by signing our petition.

References:
1. http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2017/07/24/donald-trump-afghanistan-215412
2. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/23/opinion/donald-trump-end-afghanistan-war.html

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