The majority of Americans want the Obama Administration to establish a timetable for the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan, CBS News reports. But if General Petraeus has his way, the State Department will designate part of the Afghan Taliban as a terrorist organization.That would undermine peace moves in Afghanistan, the New York Times reports – peace moves that the Administration told Newsweek that it supports. Petraeus’ move would undermine not only a timetable for withdrawal, but the “serious drawdown” in July 2011 that Vice President Biden told Newsweek we can “bet on” and Speaker Pelosi told the Huffington Post she expects.
|By: Robert Naiman Thursday July 15, 2010 11:18 am|
|By: Robert Naiman Thursday April 22, 2010 8:06 am|
Rep. Michael Honda, a leader on Afghanistan among House Democrats, has backed the Feingold-McGovern bill for a timetable for U.S. military withdrawal. This could help set in motion a chain of events to end the war.
|By: Robert Naiman Thursday April 15, 2010 5:15 pm|
Yesterday, Senator Russ Feingold, Representative Jim McGovern, and Representative Walter Jones announced the introduction of legislation that – if it attracts enough support – could end the U.S. military occupation of Afghanistan, and bring the troops home.