For Immediate Release

Kucinich, Jones on Growing Support to End the Afghan War

WASHINGTON - Today Congressmen Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) and Walter Jones (R-NC), co-authors of H. Con. Res. 28, a bipartisan, resolution to direct the President to end the war in Afghanistan by the end of the year, released the following statement after yesterday’s vote on the resolution:

“The war in Afghanistan is one of the single most important issues facing our nation. Opinion surveys reveal that the American people have shifted their opinion on the war, with two-thirds now opposing it. Nearly three-quarters -- an overwhelming majority -- want to withdraw substantial numbers of troops by this summer.”

“The war in Afghanistan is far too important to be treated as a political issue.  The lives of our troops are on the line every day. The costs of war prevent us from addressing urgent needs here at home.  It is time for the Congress to listen to the American people and bring this war to a close.   We intend to continue to build support for that cause and will ask Members to weigh in again in the coming months.”

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