Petition to President Obama & Congress
As military families, we know the true costs of war. It is our loved ones who are serving without adequate materials, returning home to failed job prospects and inadequate care. Most tragic of all, some of our loved ones will never return home again.
But the American public is also suffering the true costs of war. It costs $1 million a year to keep one soldier on the ground in Afghanistan. The operational costs of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have already surpassed $1 trillion. Economists estimate providing care for returning veterans will reach another $1 trillion.
Sign on to this petition to Obama and Congress and let them know we want our troops and our taxes brought home to our communities.
As of November 2010, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have lead to:
• the deaths of over 5,787 American service members
• the deaths of tens of thousands of Afghani and Iraqi civilians
• over 2,000 suicides of American veterans
• over 40,000 injuries to American service members
In financial costs:
• It costs $1 million to keep one soldier on the ground in Afghanistan for one year.
• The operational costs of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have already surpassed $1 trillion.
• The total projected costs of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan is $4 trillion, including an estimated $1 trillion to provide care for returning veterans.
These wars are not making us safer. They are betraying the values that lead many of our young men and women to volunteer for their country and are ransoming the futures of this generation and the next. These funds should be used to take care of the troops when they come home, rebuild our economy, and protect our communities.
Enough is enough! Bring our troops and our tax dollars home NOW!
|Number||Date||Name||Is there anything else you ...|
|787||Mon Nov 28 13:03:54 EST 2011||Alena Hasson|
|786||Sun Sep 11 12:14:41 EDT 2011||Michael Burwell|
|785||Mon Aug 15 20:36:58 EDT 2011||Gail Adkisson||Soldiers that may be suffering from PTSD are given a bum rap and diagnosed otherwise in many cases. The WTB is not equipped to deal with all of these soldiers in a fair and caring way.
|784||Sun Jun 26 14:00:43 EDT 2011||Gary Schott||I believe I said it all in my previous comment. Thank you.|
|783||Wed Jun 15 13:10:32 EDT 2011||Deette Waleed|
|782||Tue Jun 14 01:22:53 EDT 2011||Anonymous||enough blood|
|781||Wed Jun 01 15:19:32 EDT 2011||Lisa Dawley||Poll after poll says the American people want these wars to end, and our troops brought home now. Honor your constituents, and end them now!|
|780||Fri May 27 16:32:53 EDT 2011||Jessica Borgerding|
|779||Thu May 26 17:30:23 EDT 2011||Barbara Sakatos|
|778||Sun May 01 11:49:17 EDT 2011||Anonymous||Disabled veterans support medical use of therapeutic cannabis for PTSD victims and other painful conditions.
Help veterans get access to medical cannabis.
|777||Sun May 01 11:45:25 EDT 2011||Anonymous||Balance the budget by getting out of Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya. and use the money saved for the people of the United States. the roads and bridges are in horrible shape and you continue to spend our More....|
|776||Thu Apr 28 12:09:25 EDT 2011||Donna Smith|
|775||Wed Apr 27 01:08:17 EDT 2011||Anne Laurie|
|774||Tue Apr 26 14:06:36 EDT 2011||Anonymous|
|773||Tue Apr 26 02:43:26 EDT 2011||Crystal Faulk|
|772||Fri Apr 22 06:50:51 EDT 2011||Syndi Holmes|
|771||Tue Apr 19 17:57:41 EDT 2011||Christopher Lish|
|770||Sun Apr 17 11:20:13 EDT 2011||Anonymous|
|769||Sun Apr 17 10:02:58 EDT 2011||Sarah Tyler||Stop these illegal wars based on the blatant lies and distortions of the failed Bush administration. The only way to help military families is to stop these wars as quickly as our government started them, More....|
|768||Sun Apr 17 08:51:23 EDT 2011||Anonymous|
|767||Sat Apr 16 23:41:10 EDT 2011||Tim Zerr||As a Combat Vet who was lied to about the threat to our country by another country which almost got me killed by people I had no issues with, I say continuing these occupations is immoral, and makes this More....|
|766||Sat Apr 16 21:37:42 EDT 2011||Stephen Kislock|
|765||Sat Apr 16 17:43:14 EDT 2011||Anonymous||We voted for CHANGE remember?|
|764||Fri Apr 15 16:32:58 EDT 2011||Robin Curtis||Stop wasting the best of a generation. Pass the Workers' Rights Bill so our returning heroes can find jobs with a living wage, defined pensions and health care.|
|763||Fri Apr 15 16:31:47 EDT 2011||Robin Curtis||Stop wasting the best of a generation. Pass the Workers' Rights Bill so our returning heroes can find jobs with a living wage, defined pensions and health care.|