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113 in House Vote to End War on Afghanistan -- How Many Will Vote Against the NDAA?

By davidswanson - Posted on 17 May 2012

Lee amendment for swift withdrawal from Afghanistan falls short in House vote

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA) introduced an amendment to H.R. 4310, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), that would bring about a responsible and immediate end to the war in Afghanistan. The amendment would end combat operations at the same time it protects troops by requiring that any dollar directed to Afghanistan could only be spent for the safe and orderly withdrawal of U.S. troops and military contractors.  The amendment did not pass the House (113-303).

“The American people have overwhelmingly come to the conclusion that our brave men and women in uniform have accomplished all that we have asked of them and it is time to bring them home from Afghanistan,” said Congresswoman Lee.  “My amendment provided Members of the House the opportunity to stand squarely with the war-weary American people.  I am disappointed that a majority of House Members did not stand with seven out of ten Americans who oppose the war in Afghanistan.”

On Wednesday, Congresswoman Lee was joined by 100 Members of the House, including five Republicans, in sending a letter to President Obama urging an expedited withdrawal of U.S. military forces from Afghanistan n advance of the NATO summit. 

“Our brave troops have done everything that was asked of them,” said Congresswoman Lee.  “With almost two thousand U.S. troops killed in Afghanistan, and many tens of thousands more maimed with injuries both hidden and visible, we must recognize that the boots on the ground strategy in Afghanistan is not working.  After 11 long years of war, I will continue to work to bring the troops home from Afghanistan.”     


Today’s House Floor speech: here

Link to letter to President Obama: here

Text of the Lee Amendment:



At the end of subtitle B of title XII of division A of the bill, add the following:


            (a) IN GENERAL --- Funds made available to carry out this Act for operations of the Armed Forces in Afghanistan shall be obligated an expended only for purpose of providing for the safe and orderly withdrawal from Afghanistan of all members of the Armed Forces and Department of Defense contractor personnel who are in Afghanistan.

            (b) RULE OF CONSTRUCTION --- Nothing in this section shall be construed –

(1)   To authorize the use of funds for the continuation of combat operations in Afghanistan while carrying out the safe and orderly withdrawal from Afghanistan of all members of the Armed Forces and Department of Defense contractor personnel who are in Afghanistan; and

(2)   To prohibit or otherwise restrict the use of funds available to any department or agency of the United States to carry out diplomatic efforts or humanitarian, development, or general reconstruction activities in Afghanistan.

Betraying social principles for class opportunism, class corruption has been the mainstay of class history, from its inception of class history, and Patriarchy, degenerating into totalitarian class Empires, today called Western Fascism.  The West, both corporate parties, liberalism and conservatism have degenerated into Fascism, through endless class/empire compromises, violating the Constitution as FASCIST THUGS. Today the courts have ruled that both class parties, Fascist democrats, Fascist Obama, fascist conservative republicans have joined in the wholesale violations of the constitution enabling Totalitarianism, today called Fascism..... THE COURT DECLARED THE NDAA PROVISION COMPLETELY UNCONSTITUTIONAL, TOTALITARIAN, THEREBY FASCIST.

Now this victory has been compromised, corrupted,  negated with the revelation that the FASCIST ZIONIST ISRAELI LOBBY, AIPAC, has coerced, fascist democrats, fascist republicans, fascist NEOCONS, fascist ZIONISTS to insert FASCIST LANGUAGE TO force Congress, the PRESIDENT, into war with IRAN. Considering that the courts have already ruled the CONGRESS, THE PRESIDENT, THE FASCIST PENTAGON, THE FASCIST NATO NATIONS, THE FASCIST ISRAELI STATE COMPLICIT IN THIS FASCISM, ILLEGALITY, these thugs must be brought down.  Kucinich has revealed that the NDAA fascist laws, will be embraced by all class parties, not only in the U.S. but by NATO FASCISTS, ISRAELI FASCISTS, williing to legalize aggression, Fascist aggression, against Iran, for which NAZIS AND JAPANESE were hung by their necks for this WESTERN FASCISM, in the first axis of Fascism, now the second, GLOBAL FASCIST AXIS IN THE WORLD.   TAKE DOWN THESE WESTERN NAZIS, FASCIST ELITES, AND THEIR FASCIST CLASS PARTIES.   INTERNATIONAL STRIKES AGAINST FASCIST AUSTERITY, FASCIST CAPITALISM, FASCIST WESTERN EMPIRE, FASCIST NATO , FASCIST ISRAEILI NAZIS TO SAVE THE WORD FROM THESE PSYCHOPATHS, WARMONGERS.  Take down NDAA and the fascist class politicians before they nuke the world.   STOP VOTING FOR CLASS POLITICIANS, CLASS PARTIES TO END THEIR FASCIST TERROR, NUCLEAR , GLOBAL WAR.


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