The notion that we are in Afghanistan to make our country safer is misguided. Security experts and ex CIA personnel agree that both wars, in Iraq and Afghanistan, have made the Middle East and the world much more dangerous for Americans and for any American presence overseas.
In fact over the last seven years terrorism has increased worldwide. We have spent a tremendous amount of resources and blood to achieve the result of more terrorism in the region.
The truth is that American military escalation in Afghanistan is not making us safer or more secure. It is harboring the worst sentiments among the Afghan population, giving the Taliban reasons to increase their recruitment and providing.
The next installment of Rethink Afghanistan focuses on the issue of security for Americans at home and abroad. It features ex CIA agents who have worked in the region presenting with accuracy the reasons why the conflict is making us less secure.
Stayed tuned for the release of the full video. In the meantime, become a Peacemaker. Receive up-to-the-minute information through our new mobile alert system whenever there are Afghan civilian casualties from this war, and take immediate action by calling Congress.