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Letter: Soldier is victim of failed policy

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Posted: Monday, March 19, 2012 8:59 am

Thank you for publishing stories about the tragic killing of Afghan civilians this week. The soldier who allegedly committed these killings is another victim of a failed U.S. war policy that has devastated the lives of millions of people in Afghanistan and back here in the United States.

More than 10 years after the U.S. invaded Afghanistan, I see little evidence that the current U.S. military strategy is helping to bring peace or stabilizing that country. I am heartened by reports that our country and our European allies are considering accelerating the withdrawal of military forces and focusing on the long term development both inside Afghanistan and in the region.

I was delighted to learn that one-fifth of the House and nearly a quarter of the Senate have now written President Barack Obama to urge an expedited withdrawal of U.S. military troops. I hope our representatives and senators will join the chorus in favor of a withdrawal of the U.S. military.

Corinna Fritsch

Phoenix

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