For Immediate Release

Kucinich Recognizes Tragic Milestone in War in Afghanistan

“We must not become complacent”

WASHINGTON - Congressman
Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) today responded to news reports that the death
of 63 troops makes July the deadliest month in the war in Afghanistan:

“The
House recently authorized another $37 billion for war, bringing the
total cost of war since 2001 to more than $1 trillion. After nearly a
decade at war, we have become almost numb to the tragedy that unfolds
each and every day in Afghanistan and Iraq.
“Today,
we witness another tragic milestone as July has become the deadliest
month for American troops in Afghanistan. It is important to remember
the lives of the brave men and women who have given their lives in
service to their country. We must also acknowledge the innocent Afghan
civilians who have been caught in a struggle in which they have no part.
On this somber occasion, I renew my commitment to leading efforts in
the House of Representatives to cut off funding for these wars and bring
our troops home safely,” said Kucinich.

 

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