This video from the USA is called Stop the Afghan War.
By Tom Mellen:
Three in five US citizens want troops back home
Monday 12 March 2012
At least 60 per cent of US citizens think that the war being waged on their behalf in Afghanistan is not worth the cost in blood or finances, according to an ABC News/Washington Post poll.
The war, now in its 11th year, is estimated to have killed up to 100,000 Afghan people. And almost 3,000 foreign soldiers have died in the conflict, which has cost allegedly hard-pressed Western governments over $500 billion (£320bn).
The survey suggests that 54 per cent of all US citizens want their troops withdrawn from Afghanistan, even if the Afghan army is not adequately trained to prop up President Hamid Karzai’s government.
The poll was completed on Saturday, the day before a US soldier allegedly left his base in Kandahar and massacred 16 civilians, including nine children, in two nearby villages as they slept.
The US has said the shootings in two villages were carried out by a single US soldier, who is now in custody.
But Afghans have expressed doubt that a single soldier could have carried out the shootings in houses over a mile apart.
The alleged shooter was deployed to Afghanistan from Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington state, which was the home of four soldiers convicted in the deliberate “thrill killings” of three Afghan civilians in 2010.
The base has suffered a spate of suicides among soldiers back from war. A former soldier shot and injured a Utah police officer in 2010, and on January 1 a 24-year-old Iraq war veteran shot and killed a Mount Rainier National Park ranger before succumbing to the cold and drowning in a creek.
“A war that never should have started in 2001 now must come to a rapid end.”—Robert Dreyfuss on Afghanistan: here.
Afghanistan– Time To Pack Up And Come Home… Fast: here.
The Army staff sergeant accused of massacring Afghan civilians while they slept was providing security at a remote base for special operations forces that were teaching the Afghans how to defend themselves: here.