After awakening from a deep slumber on war and peace, Congress is erecting new roadblocks to prevent our troops from returning home. As a pandemic endangers Americans at home and abroad, it’s all the more incumbent upon Congress to keep troops out of harm’s way. But instead of preventing us from getting into conflicts in the first place, lawmakers are fencing our troops in overseas bases and battlefields to fight unwinnable wars.
H/T: Daily Caller
Troop withdrawals have long been championed by leaders across the partisan divide. After Reverend Jesse Jackson capped his historic 1988 presidential campaign, he addressed the Democratic National Convention, warning against “spending $150 billion a year defending Europe and Japan 43 years after the war is over.”
During the Cold War, there were about 270,000 U.S. soldiers in Germany. Since the fall of the Berlin Wall, every American president has ordered troop withdrawals from the country. President Bush ordered the departure of 30,000 troops from Germany in 2004, while President Obama ordered the withdrawal of thousands more.
Fortunately, a re-energized coalition of progressives and conservatives is galvanized to bring our troops home. One of us is one of the President’s leading critics, and the other is one of his closest allies. We are united in our conviction that Congress should lead efforts to disentangle our troops from bloody and costly endless wars.
Remember: this silly, debunked story was used to STOP troop withdrawal from our endless Afghan War. Trump actually tried to get troops OUT.https://t.co/Xz4Ia37eYG— Horse Sense (@mabian) July 14, 2020
Hilarious/predictable/sad: Hey: you know that "Russian bounty" story that dominated national politics for 10 days & was used by Congress to ban troop withdrawal from Afghanistan?— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) July 13, 2020
Turns it was (ahem) "less than conclusive," but that's not what matters:https://t.co/ii1bnOKf3O pic.twitter.com/ymvhiEWxMz
The core elements of the #RussianBounty story appear to have been fabricated by Afghan government intelligence to derail a potential US troop withdrawal. They were leaked to media outlets by US national security state officials who shared their agenda. https://t.co/fWcVBMcIl1— Popular Resistance (@PopResistance) July 13, 2020
Correct you and your whole party are just sad. They just voted to block the troop removal that Trump wants.... Like I said— Nikkita Lehanova (@LehmanNicki) July 12, 2020
Delusional AF https://t.co/pWw0Vi1Qs8
_How The Pentagon Failed To Sell 'Bountygate' Hoax To US Intelligence_— Grumpy Rabbit (@Voluntar7) July 12, 2020
Core elements of the story appear to have been fabricated by Afghan government intelligence to derail a potential US troop withdrawal from the country...https://t.co/FFZSyH0mcy