rethinkafghanistan | September 26, 2010
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Leaked excerpts from Bob Woodward's new book, "Obama's War," show just how hard some military leaders are fighting to stop a withdrawal from Afghanistan. Late last year, as President Obama struggled to pin the military down into an airtight exit strategy, General Petraeus said:
"[The administration] is ****ing with the wrong guy."
It's clear Petraeus and his subordinates want to ignore the July 2011 deadline to start withdrawing troops. A colonel briefing reporters at the Pentagon this week even told them that, "No one said that we were withdrawing in July 2011."
Military officials need to understand that it's not up to them when we leave Afghanistan. Ultimately, that's up to us, the American people, and we're sick and tired of this war that's not making us safer and that's not worth the cost. General Petraeus is the one messing with the wrong people--the 57 percent of Americans who oppose the war.
The publicity around Woodward's book gives us a new opportunity to get people's attention about how the military is undermining the Commander-in-Chief and working to extend the war. Our new video exposes their effort, but we need your help to get it in front of people.
Send our latest video to as many people as you can, and share it on your Facebook wall. With your help, we can keep the warmongers on the defensive and end this war.