Maybe we can agree on ONE thing – the largest progressive group of U.S. veterans with over 360,000 supporters – is reacting positively to news that President Obama may speed up the removal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan, and leave none in-nation. But this “zero option” is likely to receive a hostile reaction from pro-war Republicans and their media allies.

Let’s join and support the “zero option” to remove all U.S. forces from Afghanistan next year.

Thanks for all you do!

Bob Fertik


Dear Activist,

Yesterday’s New York Times:

“Increasingly frustrated by his dealings with President Hamid Karzai, President Obama is giving serious consideration to speeding up the withdrawal of United States forces from Afghanistan and to a ‘zero option’ that would leave no American troops there after next year, according to American and European officials.”


VoteVets.orgWe cannot want a democratic, stable Afghanistan more than the government and the people in Afghanistan. Ultimately, whether their nation survives is up to them, and keeping our troops there doesn’t change that equation.

The only thing that changes, day-by-day, is the number of American men and women we’ve lost.

If President Obama makes this choice, he’s going to face a lot of public pushback from Republicans and a compliant media looking to create conflict wherever they can. But we’ll be ready to defend him.

Sign our petition supporting the “zero option” to remove all U.S. forces from Afghanistan next year.

If the killings of Osama bin Laden and other top al Qaeda leaders taught us one thing, it is that we don’t need troops fighting in Afghanistan to combat the terror threat to the United States.

For that reason, many of America’s troops and veterans certainly would support a more swift and complete withdrawal of our troops from the Afghan war.

All the best,

Jon Soltz
Iraq War Veteran and Chairman

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