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Resolution Afghanistan

Resolution Afghanistan

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Published by Jeff Roy
Expressing the sense of the Franklin (MA) Democratic Town Committee in support of getting the United States out of Afghanistan.
Expressing the sense of the Franklin (MA) Democratic Town Committee in support of getting the United States out of Afghanistan.

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Published by: Jeff Roy on Mar 19, 2011
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Democratic Town Committee
Franklin, Massachusetts
Monday, March 14, 2011Expressing the sense of the Franklin Democratic Town Committeein support of getting the United States out of AfghanistanH
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submitted the following resolution whichwas adopted by the Franklin Democratic Town Committee
Resolution
WHEREAS, The war in Afghanistan has been wagedfor nearly a decade, and has become the longestwar in United States history; andWHEREAS, Over 10,000 American men and womenhave been either wounded, or scarred irreparably by physical and psychological damage; or killed andWHEREAS, The Karzai government is an unreliablepartner and a demonstrably corrupt regime; andWHEREAS, The reported cost of 2 billion dollars aweek threatens to undermine an already fragileUnited States economy; and
 
WHEREAS, The existing strategy has not resulted inan increased level of safety for the Americanpeople, and can indeed be said to increase our perilNow therefore, be itRESOLVED, that the government of the UnitedStates of America will develop and implementwithout delay, a plan for a swift end to engagementand withdrawal from Afghanistan; and be it furtherRESOLVED, that the Commander-in-Chief will orderthe swift end to military engagement and military withdrawal from Afghanistan; and be it furtherRESOLVED, that the government of the UnitedStates of America will withdraw support for theKarzai government and be it furtherRESOLVED, that the government of the UnitedStates of America will determine and make publicthe actual cost of the war in dollars, explaining tothe American people the impact of those dollars onour own economic health and future; and be itfurtherRESOLVED, that the government of the UnitedStates of America will pursue a strategy other thanmilitary engagement in Afghanistan.

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