Afghanistan: The case for withdrawal

Wednesday, Feb 25, 7pm
Room 4115, Seattle Central Community College

Throughout his election campaign, Obama promised to refocus U.S. military efforts on the "Good War" in Afghanistan. Obama is sticking to his word, announcing last week that 17,000 new troops will be deployed in Afghanistan by this summer. But will this surge actually improve the conditions of Afghans? Join the ISO for a discussion this Wednesday about what's next for Obama, the war on terror, and how the grassroots antiwar movement can organize in the new political period to bring an end to this imperialist venture.

Below is a list of recommended readings for Wednesday's talk on Afghanistan.

1) The vast majority of the material will be drawn from the David Whitehouse article in the most recent ISR: http://www.isreview.org/issues/63/feat-afghanistan.shtml

2) from Socialist Worker:

3) from Tariq Ali: http://www.newleftreview.org/?view=2713

4) from Phil Gasper in the ISR: http://www.isreview.org/issues/51/CT_afghanistan.shtml

5) from Philip Giraldi: http://www.antiwar.com/orig/giraldi.php?articleid=13490

6) from Chris Floyd (on Obama's recent troop surge):