For Immediate Release
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Win Without War Endorses Feingold/McGovern Bill That Will End Open-Ended US Commitment in Afghanistan
WASHINGTON - Former member of the House Armed Services
Committee and National
Director of the Win Without War coalition, Tom
Andrews released the following statement today in support of
the Feingold/McGovern bill that will end the United
States' open-ended commitment to Afghanistan.
"The military dominated approach to Afghanistan
needs to be checked and
balanced by Congress, and this bill marks their first step toward taking
responsibility seriously. Pouring more US
troops into Afghanistan
does not make us safer. In fact, it only adds fuel to the fire. It's
close our open-ended military commitment to the corrupt Karzai
"We thank the sponsors of this legislation for leading the fight to
change course in Afghanistan.
Now it's time for the American people to weigh in and show their support
this important step forward."
Earlier today, U.S. Senator Russ Feingold
(D-WI) and U.S. Representatives Jim McGovern (D-MA) and Walter
Jones (R-NC) announced they are introducing legislation requiring the
to develop a flexible timetable to draw down U.S.
troops from Afghanistan.
The legislation also increases oversight by the Special Inspector
Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) over work done by private contractors
records of waste, fraud and abuse in order to safeguard U.S. taxpayer
You can learn more about the legislation here: http://www.winwithoutwar.org/
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