MainLine Peace Action/DelMont PDA

October 14, 2010

Frank/Paul “Dear Collegue Letter” Arrives

Fifty-five members of Congress signed the letter written by Barney Frank and Ron Paul calling on the Catfood Commission to recommend drastic reductions in military spending.  If you recall, when President Obama set up this Alan Simpson-led deficit commission, he said cuts in military spending were off the table.  Frank and Paul say that if there aren’t such cuts, we’ll never pull out of our domestic nosedive.

http://warisacrime.org/content/55-congress-members-urge-military-budget-cuts

September 10, 2010

Winning Hearts And Minds

Filed under: American Empire — Tags: , , , , — Walter Ebmeyer @ 7:05 am

No matter what you think of the Muslim community center near the World Trade Center site or the Southern religious leader’s (30 congregants!) plans to burn the Koran, how’s this for endearing us to the Afghans?  Body parts?

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/09/09/12-us-soldiers-charged-wi_n_710409.html

August 1, 2010

IED Attacks In Afghanistan – This Is Progress?

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , — Walter Ebmeyer @ 11:28 am

These are IED attacks from 2007-2009 according to Wikileaks.

July 25, 2010

Things To Know About Afghanistan

David Swanson spells out six things about the Afghanistan war that war supporters should know.  They are six excellent reasons to bring the troops home, save lives, and make a start toward reducing war spending by one trillion dollars over the next ten years.  The vote in Congress to increase funding may come up this week.  Our strategy must be to delay that vote into September, because by then the push for it may go away.  Call your congressman at 202-224-3121 and tell him you don’t want more money going to the Afghanistan War.

http://www.pdamerica.org/articles/news/2010-07-25-01-51-05-news.php

July 7, 2010

Obsession And The Body Politic

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , — Walter Ebmeyer @ 6:24 am

The President calls our interest in withdrawing from Afghanistan an “obsession.”  We call it sanity.  And more and more members of Congress are joining the demand for a time table.

http://www.truth-out.org/35-house-dems-obsessed-with-afghan-withdrawal-timetable61031

July 1, 2010

“We Can’t Afford War”

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , , , , — Walter Ebmeyer @ 6:05 am

McChrystal was in Paris when interviewed by Rolling Stone to prevent the French from “going all wobbly on him.”  Our NATO “allies” are pulling out of Afghanistan under heavy public pressure.  Obama’s Vietnam?  Comments from our favorite newscaster.

http://www.commondreams.org/view/2010/06/30