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Barack Obama promised the American people change and an end to wars started by his predecessor, but even under a new master, the White House has once again seen more anti-war protests. Peace activists say all they see is more fighting.
One year on from president Obama’s election, many of his former supporters gathered outside his house to oppose the escalation to the war in Afghanistan. In recent weeks, the president’s advisors and members of his administration have been finishing up rounds on Capitol Hill trying to sell his Afghan War strategy to American politicians. Read more Matthis Chrioux, as someone who served in Afghanistan, says president Obama has it all wrong:
“Just because we have a black president does not mean we cannot have a racist war. The arguments that Obama is making to sustain the occupation of Afghanistan are very similar to the arguments made by white slaveholders in the 1800s trying to justify the continuation of slavery.”
The activists say 30,000 more troops will only make things worse in Afghanistan.