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Help end the United States military presence in Afghanistan

In answer to the question, "Do you think the United States should or should not withdraw a substantial number of U.S. combat forces from Afghanistan this summer?" in a recent Washington Post-ABC poll, most Americans (73%) said that the US should withdraw its combat forces. It is unsurprising that Americans want to save lives and reduce wasteful spending by responsibly pulling our troops out of Afghanistan ASAP:
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ac/20110317/cm_ac/8075788_afghan_war_is_it_time_to_stop

Moreover, after 10 years of conflict, Afghans don't know what 9/11 is and they don't know why troops are there:
http://www.reuters.com/article/2010/11/19/us-afghanistan-report-idUSTRE6AI2OX20101119

Yet, contrary to the wishes of both the American AND the Afghan people, Congress wants to "save face" by remaining in Afghanistan, with no clear goals and no clear purpose, indefinitely, wasting military power and hundreds of billions of taxpayer dollars. The recent vote to end the war, with virtually no media coverage of it, received 93 votes to end the war and 321 votes to keep it going.

But if just 10 people fb status this video on the House resolution to responsibly end the Afghan war, to just 10 fb friends and convinced those 10 people to do the same, we'd reach 300 million views in less than 9 spreadings.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YesT05qIBbc&feature=feedlik

Responsibly ending the Afghan war by passing H. Con. Res 28, is a clear, achievable goal that most Americans all agree on. In an age in which neither major party can agree on anything, we should at least be able to accomplish the things we can all agree on. But it won't happen on its own, and if we want this to happen, we have to make it happen.

We can do this!

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  • Apr 4 2011: The united states should leave Afghanistan. They already brought peace to the country. Although not a whole but at least there is new life now
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    Mar 21 2011: If rather than passionate you find yourself apathetic or cynical on this issue, put headphones in your speakers, and listen to that video in only your left ear at least 3 times. Ha! Thanks, Jill Bolte Taylor!
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    Mar 21 2011: I have no affiliation with Ron Paul CC2012, or Ron Paul. However, we need a way to show Congress the amount of support there is for this resolution, and so we need to unite at some arbitrary point, with a way to keep track of our numbers. It's the early 21st century version of direct democracy.

    As of 3/20/2011 10:46 EST, the video has 29,832 views, 786 likes, and 4 dislikes, and the video was posted 3 days ago. But Ray Kurzweil has convinced me that exponential growth is possible sometimes!