Video: House Votes Against Ending Afghan War

March 11th, 2010

(AntiWar) – It may have produced hours of fiery debate, but in the end Rep. Dennis Kucinich’s (D – OH) House Concurrent Resolution 248, which would have mandated the end of the US military presence in Afghanistan by December 31 ultimately failed, as was widely expected.

The vote was 65-356, with vast majorities from both parties opposing the resolution to end the war. Rep. Kucinich and his 19 co-sponsors delivered impassioned pleas to end the conflict, but they appear to have ultimately fallen on deaf ears.

In fact, much of the debate from the “no” side came in the form of questioning whether the debate should have happened at all, including speculation that Rep. Kucinich and others had “forgotten about 9/11″ and that they were deliberately trying to undermine America in seeking to end the eight and a half year war.

Since the 2001 invasion of Afghanistan, the US military presence has increased dramatically, with President Bush announcing a massive escalation in 2008 and President Obama announcing two further escalations in 2009. By summer it is expected that over 100,000 American troops will be in Afghanistan, along with tens of thousands of international forces.

Source: AntiWar

2 Responses to “Video: House Votes Against Ending Afghan War”

  1. David Says:

    No one has forgotten about 911. How could one forget the biggest scheme of deceit ever pulled on America. This just means that there are at least 356 people in Congress that really should not be there. The next election for those members should see them unemployed. If they remain, we can only point fingers at ourselves.

  2. Amelix Says:

    If anyone wants to read the full debate, it can be found here http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getpage.cgi?position=all&page=H1251&dbname=2010_record

    My suggestion is that you read it and decide for yourself the reasons why it was voted against and placed for reconsideration.

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