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Is Maiwand Afghanistan’s Mai Lai?

October 5, 2010

Today’s NY Times (http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/05/world/asia/05afghan.html?_r=1&ref=global-home) reports the slaughter of 45 Afghan civilians by American soldiers in Maiwand district, Afghanistan.

Fifteen years ago, I left the US because I refused to pay taxes that fund such atrocities. America’s military spending and defense policy are destroying America by bankrupting the nation and by creating enemies faster than we can kill them.

America can’t afford  700 military bases in over 130 nations, and the occupation of Iraq and Afghanistan.

Veterans for Peace Banner

Veterans for Peace banner in Washington, DC (Photo by Ellen Davidson)

On October 1, Veterans for Peace held a demonstration in Washington (http://www.commondreams.org/further/2010/10/01-1).

America needs a thousand such demonstrations.

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